“The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook” Proverbs 18:4, NKJV.
From fearing the Lord and managing your money, to being lazy and certain women to stay away from, the book of Proverbs has it all. It is mostly wisdom poured out from Solomon–the wisest man, aside from Jesus, to ever walk the earth. Throughout his life, God gave him a wealth of wisdom, good judgment, and understanding, and he shared it with others around him.
When God places people in your life that flow with wisdom, it’s best to get under that spout. Sometimes, my stepfather would almost put me to sleep with everything he was sharing, but I stayed under that wellspring of wisdom, and I’m glad I did. I’m a better man because of it.
I know some men of God that can pour out all kinds of spiritual and natural wisdom. They provide great answers to the questions you have about life because they’ve bought and sold that t-shirt–they’ve been there. They’ve been where you’re going, and you may not understand, but blindly do it anyway, trusting the wisdom of God. Receive all the Father uses them to give you early in life so that He can bless you in your latter.
Many hard times we experience can be avoided if we would not assume we know it all, but humble ourselves as a man, and listen to someone’s counsel. Simply asking and then sitting under a steady flow of sound godly wisdom will tremendously bless your life. You’ll get to where God wants you to be a lot smoother and a lot faster. Remember, you only have one life, so live it well. Live it wise.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the wellspring of wisdom–Your word. Thank You also for putting people with a wellspring of wisdom in my life. I don’t know everything, therefore, help me to walk in humility of heart. Let me seek godly counsel on this road of life, and may it tremendously bless my family and me. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Proverbs 3:5-6, 11:14, Ecclesiastes 12:1 & 13-14