Proverbs 3:13-18 is about something more precious and priceless than anything. It’s not something we grab out of a burning home, but the wisdom in understanding what wisdom is. The parallel is that when we find wisdom, we gain understanding.
Do you want wisdom? If so, there is a path to get it, but it’s not what you think. Wisdom is the deliberate pursuit of something whose origin is God; it is manifold and multifaceted. We must have a deep reliance on the Father.
Wisdom can be used for good or evil, depending on the context. Proverbs invites us to use Godly wisdom for good. When wisdom is used for good, it is righteousness which is serving the community according to the Word of God.
Proverbs is not a random or disorganized collection. Dr. Bruce Waltke argues that Proverbs is divided into seven collections. These divisions help us organize our thoughts and look at the book of Proverbs with a clear mind.
The best investment any one of us can make is the one many of us struggle to prioritize. If you’ve struggled to spend time in the Word lately, this message is for you. In this sermon, originally recorded at Mood Bible Institute’s Founder’s Week in 2019 at the Moody Church in Chicago, IL, Michael teaches through 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and demonstrates that scripture—all scripture—is profitable in a person’s life in every way.