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Getting Wisdom Is The Beginning Of Wisdom 4:1-9

Getting Wisdom Is The Beginning Of Wisdom
Proverbs 4:1-9

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Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding.
2
I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching.
3
For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother.
4
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.
5
Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
6
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
7
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
8
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
9
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.”

PCdc Commentary

Proverbs 4:7a
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.

LEARNING results from gathering information.
UNDERSTANDING results of applying what is learned.
WISDOM results from applying morality to understanding.

Learning
My neighbor has no food.

Understanding
My neighbor is hungry.

Wisdom
I should give some food to my neighbor.

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Got Wisdom? 4:5

Got Wisdom?
Proverbs 4:5

Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.

PCdc Commentary

We are instructed to GET both wisdom and understanding.
This implies that these riches are acquired.
Once acquired, use them.

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Obey Your Father And Live 4:3-4

Obey Your Father And Live
Proverbs 4:3-4

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For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother.
4
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.”

PCdc Commentary

Mention Ozzie and Harriet,
and you are laughed out of the room.
Maybe O&H never existed,
but it remains a decent and attainable lifestyle.

If you do not have a father,
or if your father has failed you,
your Heavenly Father
reaches out to embrace you.

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