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Moral Benefits of Wisdom - Audio Version


Moral Benefits of Wisdom

My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
    and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
    to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
    and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
    and who are devious in their ways.

16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
    from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth
    and ignored the covenant she made before God.[a]
18 Surely her house leads down to death
    and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return
    or attain the paths of life.

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good
    and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
    and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
    and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

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  1. Adeosun Olugbemi Olagoke

    My Personal Comment
    The Book of Proverb is a challenging book for me Personally.
    It’s state that accepting and doing or the making use of the word of God. Searching and making sure we get wisdom as if it’s something kept away, it is from it the fear of God becomes vivid onto us.
    To know something is from God and he gives understanding and success for those who are righteous and will also protect, preserve and keep people who abide and keep themselves pure from the entanglement of this world.
    To differentiate between good and bad will not be difficult and after this insight and knowledge will become accommodating for our soul.
    What will happen at the end is that guide from evil people will be there for us and to negotiate our paths away from destructive people and habit will be easie.
    Insight will guide from adulterous woman, from the bad woman with her Sweet talks. All interactions with a corrupt woman will lead one to death and only those who follow the righteous way, do the will of God will eventually prosper and succeed in the land.

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