Proverbs in 365 Devotions

Proverbs 4:6-7

6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

Whatever You Get, Get Insight

by Robin Aylor

I love how Solomon returns to referring to wisdom as "her", polarizing her opposite to the adulterous woman mentioned throughout Proverbs.

And he has told us time and time again to get wisdom… Wisdom is important enough to keep repeating to his Sons that's for sure… but what good is it if you don’t know how to use it. Maybe that’s why Solomon emphasizes
“and whatever you get, get insight”.

Insight is that what… almost intuition… or intensive awareness of what’s really going on around you in life. It’s spotting the adulterous woman before she tricks you… It’s reading people and noticing red flags… It’s being discerning in business dealings and relationships. Sure someone may have wisdom and you might change the world with it but if you don’t perceive greed when it wraps is tentacles around you your wisdom may make you a rich movie writer or producer or politician or you might become a famous singer and songwriter… but instead of having insight you only have hind sight and wind up transforming a whole generation in a very bad way… Solomon says: “whatever you get, get insight”.

The beginning of obtaining anything worthwhile is to make it your goal; purpose your heart and fix your gaze on it. Begin the pursuit for the passion and love of your life that you will follow all the way to the end.

Lord, we love you. You are our treasure worth leaving all for. Please give us the prudence and insight and understanding… all the sisters of wisdom that we might persevere for you to the end and be used to change the world for your glory. In Jesus name Amen.