Power is Deceptive; Wisdom Brings Salvation!
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and to insight, “You are my relative.” That they may keep you from the adulteress, from the stranger with seductive words.”` Proverbs 7:5
In life, power is often seen as a desirable thing. It can make people appear strong, important, and in control. However, this is a false sense of power. True power comes from wisdom, which brings salvation. Wisdom allows people to see the world for what it truly is and makes them understand the consequences of their actions. With wisdom, people can make decisions that will benefit themselves and others. Remember, “Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding comes with long life.” Job 12:12
From today’s Bible verse, the Holy Spirit led the author of this chapter to give us advice, especially to the young men who might be at risk of being enticed by the allure of a promiscuous woman amid moral decay. However, when the heart is filled with the love of God, the word of God, and what is good, it will be armed against the seductions of evil pleasure or whatever may entice the soul away from God. That’s why wisdom is represented as the word of God and should therefore be considered with great delight in one’s heart.
Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!”
Nothing has a greater tendency to keep us from all sins, from all fleshy lists, from the sin of uncleanness, and unnecessary errors of this age than Christ and his gospel. So an intimate acquaintance with them and retention of them will surely deliver you from all trouble. Therefore, not only are we to keep them or listen to them, but we are also to live by them as a code of conduct. That’s why Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
Therefore, true power comes from wisdom, and applying that wisdom allows people to make wise decisions. It is only through Wisdom in Christ that people can find salvation. We must all work to obtain wisdom to become powerful people who can make a real difference in this world. Therefore, I encourage you, don’t be tempted and be carried away by the pleasures of this world. It is natural for people to be drawn to the things that will bring them little fun and forget the eternal damnation. However, there is Wisdom in Christ that can prevent us from making such mistakes in Jesus’ name. Amen. 2 Timothy 2:22 says, “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
1. Holy Spirit, please help me not succumb to sinful temptations before realizing the consequences.
2. Dear Jesus, please saturate my heart with your love and wisdom.
3. Proverbs 3:13: Remain blessed as you find wisdom and understanding in Christ Jesus. Amen