Posted: October 9, 2012 in wisdom
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“The fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge;but fools despise wisdom and instruction” Proverbs 1:7


Wisdom is an embodiment of knowledge and understanding,you cannot access wisdom except through the knowledge and understanding that comes from the lord.The Bible says “wisdom is given by God;and out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding” Proverbs 2:6; This tells us that wisdom is a gift from God,he gives wisdom but to have access, you must listen to what comes out of his mouth,knowledge and understanding.

Jesus said “man shall not leave by bread alone,but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God”.I would like to define what comes out of the mouth of God as INSTRUCTION,this is an embodiment of knowledge and understanding.

That’s why Proverbs 15:33 says “The fear of the lord is the instruction of wisdom” Instruction is very important for progress in life,life as we have studied is a journey and to be successful in this journey you need Divine instruction at every point,to be able to avoid pitfalls.

“The steps of a good man are ordered of the lord” you need ordered steps to be able to achieve success in your journey.God has given us his word and the Holy spirit to guide us by the instruction of our spirit man.He said in the word “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”Isaiah 30:21

The word instruction in the Hebrew is muwcar meaning discipline,chastening and correction;this is the purpose of the scriptures as said in 2timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”.

Somethings you must know about the scriptures:


Men were inspired by God to write the scriptures,they did not write of their own accord,so if its inspired by God it tells you that its from God.To be inspired means “to breathe on,to breathe life into,to motivate,to arouse by divine influence”

They wrote by the inspiration of the almighty.That is why the bible is the word of God,because God breathed into man and man put it down,to know God,study his word,the bible.

The intent of the scriptures is stated in  2timothy 3:17 “that the man of God,may become perfect(mature) and thoroughly furnished unto all good works.The word of God when received will bring you to perfection or maturity and will furnish you and make you ready for good works.


We studied that “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.Godliness is living the God life here on earth and the scriptures shows us how to live the God life.

A lot of people think when you do the word of God there is no profit,but in fact the profit is an eternal guarantee;All scripture is inspired by God and is Profitable,it is profitable,here and in the life to come.Check out some of the benefits in Psalm 103:2-5;forgiveness,healing and health,redemption from destruction,loving kindness and tender mercies,satisfaction both spiritually and physically,such that your strength is renewed like the eagle,all these and more you get from the scriptures.


The word doctrine in this context is translated teachings,principles;the scriptures is complete,it teaches all we need to know about God,about ourselves and about life; The scriptures says that “God has given us all that pertains to life and Godliness”.Christianity is not a religion like one of those other religions but it is a way of life;we are members of Gods kingdom and Jesus is the ruler of this kingdom,this kingdom has principles a way of living,different from the world’s way.

We need to learn the doctrine of this kingdom and the scriptures teaches you all you need to know and equips you to be able to live the life of the kingdom.


Let us break the words reproof into two words ;RE and PROOF for clear understanding.

I would like to define them separately and then as one.

The word RE is a prefix occurring originally in loan words from Latin,used with the meaning “again” or “again” and “ again” to indicate repetition,or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion.

The word PROOF means evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true,or to produce belief in its truth,in a court of law,you are asked to provide proof to authenticate the accusations,if there are no proof ,the accused is discharged and freed.

Looking back at Hebrews 11:1”now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” the word proof is a synonym for the word evidence,so the word of God is the proof of the things that we hope for that we don’t yet see,the word of God is proof,the proof you need to prove the existence of God and that if he said a thing he would bring it to pass.

The word of God is the main standards to check the believer,we live according to the principles of the word,if you want to know the mind of God check the bible,so all scriptures is meant for re-proof,to check your life,if you are living right,go back again and judge yourself according to the standards of the bible.


To correct means to make true,accurate or right;to remove the errors or faults:that is exactly what the scriptures is meant for to correct us,and in correction you identify the fault not with the intent to mock us but to make us better christians.

Correction is part of discipline,the bible in Hebrews tells us “the one the lord loves he corrects”,so because of his love and his intent to make us better people he corrects us,so that we can stay in the right path.

We need to understand that God loves us deeply and he wants us to live the God life which is the Good life,so in this journey he will rebuke you and correct you,all this is part of the discipline of God to make us better.


Instruction means to furnish with knowledge,especially by a systematic method;teach,train and educate.When you buy an electronic it always comes with an instruction manual and it stands as a guide on the use of the equipment.

The word of God is the guide to a better and successful life.Instructions furnish us with directions,David said in Psalm 16:7 “I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.” God gives us instruction and counsel through his word,wisdom to function in your office comes from the scriptures.

Instruction during the night seasons,there are seasons were we are confused,in a crossroad and we don’t know what to do,that is when we need the scriptures to guide us and give us direction,about that career choice,marital issues,turn to the word and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you.

David said “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”,the rod is for reproof and correction and the staff is for instruction,with the staff he leads us.Sometimes the shepherd will whip the sheep to keep them in the fold and also pamper them to reassure them of his love for them.God loves us and he will sometimes  rebuke us hardly but its all because he loves you and he wants us to be the best.

Hold on in the time of correction,don’t leave your place,because you will come forth better.Blessed is the man the lord corrects.


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