Reflection On Wisdom

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It is observed that in these ten lectures (Prov. 1-9) the teacher regularly demands that the pupil, his son/daughter must strive for wisdom with all his/her heart. Attaining wisdom can happen only with God’s help, “For the Lord grants wisdom…” (2:6). Wisdom is not just simply knowing something it is more than that. Wisdom is power. Once a person attains it, it resides in the learner as a potential and must be activated by God in order to become the faculty of wisdom, the inner light that guides a person through life (cf. Prov. 2:11-12; 2:16 cf. 7:5). Fox asserts:
Wisdom does entail the purity of heart, tongue, and eyes, representing respectively thought, speech, and desire. This wisdom is identified with the fear of God, which is both the starting point of the quest for wisdom (1:7) and its culmination (2:5). Such wisdom is the ability to discern right from wrong and also the desire to pursue the right, because inert wisdom would not provide protection.
Fox further rightly points out:
Wisdom has an attitudinal or emotional as well as an intellectual component. That is why the son is urged not only to learn wisdom but to love and desire it (4: 6-8). Wisdom is a configuration of soul: it is moral character. And fostering moral character, … for moral character comes down to desiring the right things, ….
This depiction in the lectures clearly indicates how the wisdom can become a crucial instrument in a person’s life. It stimulates one’s just thinking and behaviour which
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