【Bible Study】Proverbs 08: Seeking Wisdom

Bible Study: Proverbs


Let's look at Proverbs chapter 8.

People who doesn't have wisdom will be tricked all the time.
How could a person live well without wisdom and understanding?
So I think the central theme of chapter 8 is about seeking wisdom.

If you seek, you will find.

First, if you seek, you will find.Those who seek will find. Wisdom and understanding are not far away from us.

What really matters is the attitude. I am a person without wisdom, but I have a good attitude. I know what I didn't know. I know when I got things wrong, so that's why I always seek. Some of the people actually can not be educated and trained because they don't have a learning attitude. They have an excessively high opinion of themselves.

You know, actually, wisdom has been waiting for so long. What hinders us from getting wisdom is that we have a firm belief in ourselves.

Wisdom has been calling out all the time. God is calling out to us every day, but many people say "I don't know, I didn't hear, I didn't see. (Proverbs 8:1)

This is an attitude problem.

Today I scolded a sister quite harshly. Why? Because she just said she didn't have someone to ask. I was really angry about her reason. Why couldn't she find someone to ask? I just asked her, "do you really take initiative to ask?"

The problem is not your IQ problem but your attitude. Some people say, "I don’t have this talent, i am not clever...No! it is your attitude!God has been waiting for you for so long!

What I am teaching you is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.If you keep seeking, you will find. You must seek first!

The attitude towards seeking

Second, we should have the attitude towards seeking.

“Now then, my children, listen to me;
blessed are those who keep my ways.
Listen to my instruction and be wise;
do not disregard it.
Blessed are those who listen to me,
watching daily at my doors,
waiting at my doorway.
For those who find me find life
and receive favor from the Lord.
But those who fail to find me harm themselves;
all who hate me love death.” (Proverbs 8:32-36)

So brothers and sisters, what kind of attitude should we have? Listen to instructions, watch daily at the doors and wait at doorway.
You know, in those early years, my father and mother went to a local leader's place and seek the approval of their request.
Every time they went there, the leader just said "ok, ok, no worries. just leave it to me and I will deal with it. But eventually, nothing happened. Then my parents went to his place over and over, again and again until the leader finally get things done for them.

If we have this attitude to seek for our God, how couldn't we find it?
but some of you among us, your attitude is really bad. We have many training ministries, some do tasks very well and grow a lot. but there are a few who don’t reply to the message and always find excuses for late-submission. we don't need these people to do any work. we select the ones who have the attitude toward taking initiative and seeking wisdom.

I shall tell you, what I am looking for is the treasure of the kingdom of God, not the rubbish. I want to challenge these people why there is so huge difference in the way how you treat God and treat your boss, your work? Here is my warning. Your attitude towards God will decide all the area of your life. You will encounter lots of problems in your life.

Wisdom is worth seeking

Third, why do I ask you to have a good attitude toward seeking wisdom? because wisdom is more precious than any other thing! it is really worth seeking!

Let's look at verse 18,

With me are riches and honor,
enduring wealth and prosperity.
My fruit is better than fine gold;
what I yield surpasses choice silver.
I walk in the way of righteousness,
along the paths of justice,
bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me
and making their treasuries full.

The things mentioned above are all that you want right!
For those who claimed that they don't have time to complete tasks in ministry, I really want to challenge you, "is it so hard for you to know God and God's wisdom? You don't know how precious they are.

what do you mean by having no time? That means you think that this is not important. How stupid are those who value their work, their family, their business more than God?

If you seek wisdom of God, you will have insight, you have power.
Your boss will depend on you. If you have wisdom, you will be are riches and honor, and have enduring wealth and prosperity.

What is wisdom like?

Fourth, What is wisdom like?

Let's look at the following verses.

I was by his side, as a master workman: and I was his delight from day to day, rejoicing before him at all times;(Proverbs 8:30)

Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge.(Proverbs 8:6-9)

Why can God give the word, and things are done; by his order, it will be fixed forever. Because he has wisdom as a master workman.
A person with wisdom knows what things look like.
what I often say is what this thing looks like, what this project looks like, what this page looks like. This is the language of an engineer.

I really don't like that people have the habit of just listening to my preachers but getting nothing to do. Here, i urge all of you that no more empty talk, but more practical work.

I find that smart people are all good at handy work and they articulate and speak well, which can make people have strong skills of thinking and problem-solving.

The result of having wisdom.

The last not the least, the result of having wisdom.
If you have wisdom, you will do things very efficiently. Not only will you have durable riches and honor, you will also have righteousness.


In conclusion, if you have wisdom, you will manage work effectively , and you will also mange people effectively. You will be the people who act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God. And god will give durable riches and make your house full of treasures.

So we need to have a good attitude. As long as you seek wisdom, you will find it.

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