My son, be attentive to my wisdom [godly wisdom learned by costly experience],
Incline your ear to my understanding;
That you may exercise discrimination and discretion (good judgment),
And your lips may reserve knowledge and answer wisely [to temptation]. Proverbs 5:1-2
Wisdom doesn’t have to come from your own past. Recognize what’s happening and follow the Holy Spirit.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you a place in your walk where you are ignoring the wisdom of the Lord God.
The wisdom of God is the highest education, not available in any of the finest universities of the world. They can teach you how to advance in the world, but some of the human “wisdom” taught there will ruin your life in the long run. Godly wisdom directs you to a life of satisfying purpose, one that lasts forever. We can’t do everything, so we have to make choices and set priorities. Give this spiritual education priority over all other endeavors, ambitions, and opportunities that would compete with it.
What is your starting point when seeking wisdom? Is it other people? Is it google? Is it God and His word?
There are so many things that we can pursue, so many things that are vying for our hearts and minds. Our day is no different from the day in which Solomon and his son lived. Solomon knows that there are many voices crying out in the public square. He knows that his son will be bombarded by countless messages that will promise to bring his son fulfillment, happiness, pleasure, and excitement in life, but he wants to chronicle for his son the wonders of godly wisdom. Solomon wants his son to know that there is absolutely nothing that can compare to the qualities of godly wisdom. He wants his son to know that if he passionately pursues anything else other than godly wisdom that he will end up morally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt.