Renowned nineteenth century French sculptor Auguste Rodin created the famous statue called The Thinker. This image has long captured human imagination concerning deep thought and the pursuit of knowledge. But long before people were wondering what this stature was pondering, Solomon was exploring the depths of God’s wisdom. Solomon left us with a record of spiritual understanding and wisdom in the Book of Proverbs.
Colossians 1:9-10 contains a prayer that followers of Jesus would be filled with wisdom. Much more than mere observation or academic study, gaining God’s wisdom is a work of the Holy Spirit in which He implants truth into our lives. Yet, rather than submitting to robust instruction by the Holy Spirit many followers of Jesus opt to “hunt and peck” through particular passages of the Bible. Perhaps this is no truer than with Proverbs 3:5-6.
Without question, these two verses provide amazing comfort in the face of decision making. But in a new sermon series we are going to explore the whole chapter...chunk by chunk...to uncover nine wise ways of living. In this study we are going to observe that God’s wisdom is not just to be grasped intellectually...it is actually volitional issue. God's wisdom must be lived, which requires us to submit our wills to His. And there is an incredible blessing that comes from growing in God’s wisdom. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)