“Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.”
Related to Wisdom?
If you are struggling with the point Solomon is trying to make through Proverbs, here it is plain as day:
The Wisdom of God is very, very, very, very, very important!
It is so important, we are told in today’s passage that wisdom should be considered our sister and understanding our close relative.
In almost every family, it is they who know “you” best. Whether it is your parents, your siblings, or your wife, only your best friend might know you better (which is why it is good for your spouse to be your best friend).
What God Says About You
God has several things to say about you:
- He is your Father (Matthew 5:44-45)
- You are His child (1 John 3:1)
- You are His betrothed (Revelation 21:2)
- You are His friend (John 15:15)
God created you and knows you better than anyone else in all of Creation. God also has your back:
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
God’s wisdom and understanding is so great that it can save us from any temptation – whether it is a woman, a man, food, entertainment, drugs, alcohol, etcetera – because God knows what we can handle, what we are unable to handle, and the best way for us to escape when our own stupidity leads us into whatever confronts us.
Heavenly Father, grant us your wisdom and understanding that we may escape temptation. Give us the wisdom to live righteously and the understanding to know when we are tempted. Show us the way out when we become trapped by our own desires. Above all, may we be used to bring glory to Your Name!