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Wise Men Store Up Knowledge

Proverbs 10:14 New American Standard Bible 1995

14 Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

Do we desire to be wise? The word of God tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. All true kingdom wisdom is found with God alone. Those who are truly wise seek after God with all their heart. When it speaks of storing up knowledge it is not speaking of worldly knowledge or simply information. But as we grow and mature in God there are things we come to learn and understand about the kingdom.

God has built His kingdom upon principles. The more time we spend with Him and in His word, the more we come to understand these principles. An example is you reap what you sow. If we sow to the things of God's kingdom, we will reap the things of God's kingdom. But if we sow to the things of this world, we will reap destruction.

Those who are foolish by the bible's definition are those who say in their heart there is no God. Our generation and age is marked by foolishness. People in their pride reject the existence of God and who He is. In the absence of God all a person is left with is darkness. Though a fool may have a mouth that is filled with many words, all of their words mean nothing and fail to carry any truth. A perfect example is many of the godless college professors that continually sow this foolishness into the youth of our nation.

May our desire be to walk in wisdom. God tells us if we lack wisdom to simply ask. God's desire is that our lives would be filled with wisdom. But true wisdom can only be found from Him. My challenge to you today is that in every decision and circumstance seek God for wisdom. Stop relying on your understanding, let go of control of your life and fully give control over to the Lord.


Father I come before you and thank you for wisdom. I pray that you would fill my heart with wisdom and understanding. May my mouth be filled with your word and may my life be a vessel of your glory. Help me not to rely on my own understanding but in everything may my heart and mind simply be surrendered to you. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

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