Notes from recent speech by Rev. Martyn McGeown in South Wales.
Reading Proverbs 4:1-13
Why is wisdom crucial in life? Because God is wise and Christ is the wisdom of God.
Wisdom is not the same as knowledge. God is omniscient and wise.
Wisdom is the use, adaptation and application of knowledge to it’s highest end which is the glory of God.
Five words for fools in O.T. each progressively worse: simple/gullible, arrogant, sensual, scorner, stubborn.
They all have this in common, they don’t listen to advice or godly wisdom.
Wisdom and folly are ethical rather than intellectual properties.
A wise person pays attention to reality, circumstances and facts.
Means of obtaining wisdom: listening to and applying good Biblical preaching, prayer and godly counsel.