Verse 6: “For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
When it comes to knowing US law, Harvard and Yale have the highest ranking among all universities. Anyone that claims to have an understanding of the law and holds a degree from either of these schools has much credibility. Such is anyone who gains their wisdom from the Lord. There is “wisdom” that is of the world and there is Wisdom that is of the Lord. The wisdom of the world cannot be “measured” against the Wisdom of God. In order to “measure” how long something is in Europe, you have to use metric. In order to measure how long something is in the US you have to use imperial. In order to compare the two you have to use a “conversion” chart. One will have to be “converted” to the other. They cannot work together. The same is with the wisdom of the world and the Wisdom of God. Paul describes this dilemma in 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” He declares that the wisdom of this world and all its glory wasn’t sufficient enough to even recognize the Lord Jesus when He came. In this, they missed Him, misunderstood Him and crucified Him. So much for the wisdom of this world. Our wisdom must be derived from the Lord, through His Word, by His Spirit. Today’s “gold nugget” says, “For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Of all of our “getting” we must get wisdom from the Lord. This “getting” can only be “gotten” from a steady intake of the scriptures with prayer and meditation. This is not reserved for just the “preachers”. This is the minimal expectation for every believer.