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Yesterday was the third part in our church sermon series, Better –

Wisdom is better than gold.

We all make important decisions at various times in our lives. We make decisions & our decisions make us. When asked by God, “What do you want?”, Solomon responded, “Give me wisdom &             knowledge.” (2 Chronicles 1:10). God was so pleased with his         response that He gave him wisdom & so much more.

How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver! (Proverbs 16:16 NLT).

What did gold represent in Biblical times? wealth, security, power

The opposite of being wise is being a fool. So how do fools act? They….

  • act before they think. “Wise people think before they act; fools don’t – and even brag about their foolishness.” (Proverbs 13:16, NLT).
  • spend all they earn. “The wise have wealth & luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.” (Proverbs 21:20 NLT).
  • hurt those they love. “A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.”                 (Proverbs 14:1 NLT).
  • think they know it all. “Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.” (Proverbs 12:15 NLT).

The question then becomes, How do I get wisdom?

  1. Start by fearing God. Fear””> a holy awe & reverence.
  2. Ask God. “If you need wisdom, ASK our generous God, & he will give it to you.” (James 1:5 NLT)
  3. Hang out with wise people. “Walk with wise people & become wise; associate with fools & get in trouble.” (Proverbs 13:20, NLT). You become like who you hang with.

So walk with the wise & GO GET WISDOM!

You can hear this message in its entirety here .