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Is Wisdom Hard to Get? – Proverbs 8

In the eighth chapter of the book of Proverbs, wisdom is personified as a woman standing in the street, calling out to those around her.

She offers instruction to anyone willing to take it. She promises great rewards to those who accept what she has to offer. She makes her offer to “all mankind” (Proverbs 8:4).

Why then do we sometimes act as if wisdom is so hard to get?

We act as though it takes a lifetime of schooling, a slew of hard knocks, and an above average intellect to get wisdom.

Reading through the rest of the chapter, though, it seems as if the clearest path to wisdom lies in making the best moral choices.

“I hate pride and arrogance,
evil behaviour and perverse speech.”
-Proverbs 8:13

There is something about being wise enough to do the right thing that leads to even more wisdom. It is like a moral law of attraction.

Know what is wise, do what is wise, know what is wise.

If you stay within that circle you can’t go wrong. That is what the book of Proverbs is all about.

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