When we are interviewing for a new job position we always want to know what the benefits package includes. After all we want to be sure that we are proving for our families adequately. We need to know if this new position will provide for ourselves and our family in a way that you find comfortable. We would do well to ask ourselves a similar question about the value of living according to God’s Wisdom. Considering that the worlds advice about having a successful life is very much in contrast to what the Scriptures teach us we might want to ask ourselves, “What are the benefits to following God’s wisdom?” Why should we strive to live our lives in obedience to the instructions given to us in the Bible?
First off in seeking God’s wisdom, we will gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of God (Prov. 2:4-6). Our perspective on life is greatly enhanced when we have a close relationship with God. He’ll give us the ability to see ourselves, others, and the circumstances in the world the way He views them. As biblical principles consume our minds, they begin to shape our thinking and responses to all of life’s situations and challenges.
Secondly, God promises to guide and protect us if we walk wisely (vv. 7010). Nothing outside His will can penetrate the protective shield around those who love and seek to obey Him. When we let His wisdom enter our hearts, discretion watches over our desires and emotions, preventing us from entering into foolish or sinful relationships that would draw us away from Him (vv.11-20).
Godly understanding and protection doesn’t come our way simply because we want them. Such benefits come to people who diligently seek His divine wisdom. If you receive the words of Scripture and let them fill your heart and mind, the Lord will reveal Himself to you and give you His discernment.