Have you ever made a mistake? Maybe you knew you were saving some money for something important, and then you spent it on something unimportant. Perhaps, it was just a simple mistake of not following directions, and you ended up in the wrong place. Whatever, the mistakes have been, did you know that we don’t have to limit ourselves to learning from mistakes only? Now, before you shoot me down. I know culture has taught us that mistakes are the best teachers. However, can I share with you the wisdom of Solomon? Now, the bible tells us that Solomon was one of the wisest men in his day. (See I Kings 4:30).
So, let’s take a look at Proverbs 1:-2 (Passion Translation) where Solomon, is telling us the purpose of the book of Proverbs. It says, “Here are kingdom revelations, words to live by, and words of wisdom given to empower you to reign in life, written as proverbs by Israel’s King Solomon, David’s son.”2) Within these sayings will be found the revelation of wisdom and the impartation of spiritual understanding. Use them as keys to unlock the treasures of true knowledge.”
When my children were younger, and I let them hold my keys. They would immediately try to put them in the door to unlock it. They understood the purpose of keys. Let’s not miss this revelation, which simply in revealed truth. When something is revealed, it has just been uncovered.
Proverbs 1:3 (Passion Translation), “Those who cling to these words will receive discipline to demonstrate wisdom in every relationship and to choose what is right and just and fair.” We could all use more discipline right? Wouldn’t you like for all of your relationships to see a demonstration of God’s wisdom in you? Then it’s time to collect the keys given to us in book of Proverbs.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines Wisdom as, ” The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them. This is wisdom in act, effect, or practice. If wisdom is to be considered as a faculty of the mind, it is the faculty of discerning or judging what is most just, proper and useful, and if it is to be considered as an acquirement, it is the knowledge and use of what is best, most just, most proper, most conducive to prosperity or happiness. wisdom in the first sense, or practical wisdom is nearly synonymous with discretion. It differs somewhat from prudence, in this respect; prudence is the exercise of sound judgment in avoiding evils; wisdom is the exercise of sound judgment either in avoiding evils or attempting good.
Prudence then is a species, of which wisdom is the genus.
My great grandfather, use to be a janitor, he had multiple keys to multiple buildings. Sometimes, one building had several keys to unlock different doors within the building. As a child it looked like way too many keys, and really complicated, however, my great grandfather knew the the purpose of each key. When God inspired Solomon, to write Proverbs (the keys for living). He knew that we would need these keys to live Kingdom on the earth, Our assignment is to collect the keys. This is not the time, nor the season to the collect the keys of our mistakes. When God has given us kingdom keys, that will unlock treasure of knowledge within us.
Gathering My Keys,