Book: Proverbs 09
“If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.”
The chief beneficiary of being obedient to God and His wisdom is yourself. Those that choose to ignore God and not be obedient to His Word will suffer the consequences. The apostle Paul brings this out in Galatians 6:7-8 “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.”
There is much to gain from following God’s wisdom.
Our culture wrestles with encouraging people to be physically fit, eat healthy and enjoy the pleasures of food whether that be fast food, junk food, or drinks with high calories. The apostle Paul says that there is something even better. In 1 Timothy 4:8 it says, “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” Training in God’s wisdom will provide a higher value than any physical training can. It is easy for us to look over at other people and compare ourselves to them thinking we are doing better than them. We should not compare ourselves to anyone but rather seek God’s wisdom. In Galatians 6: 4-5 it says, “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.”
How has following God and His wisdom benefited you? Take time to thank the Lord for His wisdom and all the benefits you have received from it.