How do we receive and attain God’s wisdom?
By His given relationship through His Son can we only receive, and attain His Wisdom. Not through “religion”, but through His relationship given to us through His Son. The Book of Proverbs is full of God’s divine wisdom for us to learn from. Those who have received the Spirit of God through Jesus Christ our Lord by way of the Cross, by their daily crucifying of their will for His through His relationship will gain His wisdom. He is their built-in Counselor full of God’s divine wisdom that walks and speaks to them daily. The Book of Proverbs is living in them, as it did in Solomon and now through His Son Jesus, and His wisdom is pouring out for others what He has put in.
John 14:25 All this I (Jesus) have spoken while still with you. (1 disciples). But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
This tells us through Christ, and the Cross, we have a built-in reminder sent by God through Jesus of all Jesus said, He is the Word of God, is within each of us. All His instructions are given to us out of love for us to live by, if we love Him above all we will be living by them. If we are using our ears to listen to Him, and our hearts belonging only to Him above all He will counsel us every minute of every day, because He never leaves us, and He is always with us for our good. It is people who leave him, listen to other voices, and He is not wholeheartedly above all in their lives is why He can’t work in and through them properly.
Proverbs 2 gives us some insight of how the Counselor’s wisdom within us works when our relationship with Him is proven in our lives. It is a great proof that God sent to those who truly love Him so they can understand how they know what they know about their Heavenly Father. Has He proved these words to be true in your life without a doubt, without shame, without fear, and, without confusion?
Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
The first response proving our relationship with Him is complete will be if we accept His words or not. God does not demand us to accept His words, He says If you do… Any relationship we have with another human requires us to listen and accept their words or not. Our words and our conversations matter if a relationship with someone truly matters. With God, it is no different. He has offered this relationship with Him, we listen to Him, and it is up to us to accept His word or not.
I use to think it was very hard not to accept God’s word He gives a person through His message of the Cross through His Life-giving Spirit and Word because when I received Him, His grace had a huge effect on me. I could not help but to be drawn to His word, accept it and never leave it. Not all people respond to Him that way, nor do they want too.
I first heard Him, and His words through a woman He sent to me in my late forties. That was the first time anyone had set down with me, and told me about Him the Cross, and what it truly meant. It was the first time I heard Him speak “His” words directly to me. I do not know if it was because I had been taught wrong, or my own hears were blocked by what I thought about myself. Either way, that was the first time I heard HIM and HIS words through another person.
Why is it easy for some to accept His words, and for others it is not? There are many reasons why people cannot accept His words. First, they are hearing the wrong words, the wrong gospel, and with the wrong spirits, and they are not His. They are coming from another spirit that is not Him, but they may be claiming they are coming from Jesus, and God. They are being deceived without realizing it.
2 Corinthians 11:3 For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
Second, their ears may be blocked thinking they are not worthy enough to hear Him, and they believe their sin is to sinful for Him to save. Third, it may be because they are too prideful going their own way whether it is their good works, their own accomplishments, and their own building themselves up to be the god that saves themselves. They cannot hear Him as their God due to themselves and others in their way they have put above Him.
Fourth, there may be many things in life they love above Him, and this can be people, family members, and friends and the world they live in. The world says our life and human beings matter more to us than God, God tells us we must lose our life, and ourselves, for His sake, before we can find our true life, and ourselves. Before we can accept God and His words we must hear them, His Words that are coming from Him, not a natural man, and that includes ourselves making Him submit to our own image of Him. God does not submit to our understanding, we submit to His.
store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,
store up my commands within you
As human beings, we store up many things other than His commandments or instructions. If our relationship is being proven as a child and a Father relationship, we will be willing to store up all of our Fathers instructions as a child wanting to be taught only by Him.
I remember storing up moral teachings of my mother and father that would help me in life, respect your elders, say thank you, and please, ask for forgiveness and forgive others. We store up all kinds of things in our heart and mind, and sometimes material possession during our journey through life.
All human beings store up different teachings, memories with their family and friends, money, food, clothes, collectibles, our works, and accomplishments before we store up His commandments or instructions. This life, and this world continually draws us to please ourselves, and others above pleasing Him and His relationship. Are we storing up anything above His teachings and instructions?
turning your ear to wisdom
As human beings, we hear many voices of wisdom constantly if our ears are turned on to wisdom. Many of us do not turn our ears on to any wisdom, we travel through life not paying attention to any certain wisdom. Some travel through life hearing their own wisdom, and different voices each day, depending on the circumstances and the person that is speaking. God says they are like the waves, their minds are being tossed back and forth because they have doubt in His words.
James 1:5 If anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who give generously to all without finding fought, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea blown and tossed by the wind.
When you turn yourself to God, and His wisdom He speaks to you all the time, He corrects, and counsels you about everything you are doing for His purpose and plan making you one with the Father in relationship as the Son was with the Father.
If our ears are not turned on to God we will never hear Him, we will hear every other voice but His. If our relationship is not complete in Him we will think of other things above Him. If our relationship is complete in God our our ears are turned to God, and we are storing up all He gives us, then He will pour it out when we need it, and when others need it. Are we turning our ears to Him and His Wisdom, because His relationship is above all others in our lives?
applying your heart to understanding
As human beings, we apply our heart to many things, and people of this world. What we apply our hearts to the most will be revealed through our speech, and actions the most. If we are applying our heart to His understanding above all others, then His understanding of who He is will be revealed the most in our speech and actions.
We could be applying our hearts to any possession, our work, our sexual lustful desires, sports, hobbies, anything that “sounds” good, or makes us “feel” good and easy to understand, but it may not be God’s understanding given to us. Just because it sounds "good" or "feels" good does not make it His good. What sounds valuable to man is detestable to God. That is why we apply our heart only to His understanding.
Luke 16:15 He (Jesus) said to them, (Pharisees) "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows you hearts. What is high valued among men is detestable in God's sight.
His understanding erases all confusion, doubt and fear in who we are, and who God is. Understanding means the knowledge and the ability to judge. Are you a person, and am I a person, who has been given the understanding of God, and the ability to judge who He is within us and through us for others? Are we applying our hearts to His understanding above all in who we are, if we are then His understanding will be revealed in us and through us, not our understanding of who He is or who we are.
and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding
Here is another if from God that reveals IF our relationship is complete in Him. If we are calling out to Him for His insight, and we cry aloud to Him for His understanding then our relationship is complete in Him.
I admit I called out many times before I knew Him, but it was for my own way, and for my own insight, and for my own understanding. I was loud standing up for my own understanding, before I heard about Him through His Words of truth. I cried out many times searching for this love I was missing. I didn’t have any idea how to find this love, and why I was missing it. I had all kinds of people and friends loving me their way all around me, but I still was missing His. I cried out for my own way, I cried out loud for my understanding, and for my pleasure when it came to my children. I did not think of anyone else, or God, all I cried out for was for me and my justice.
The first time I did cry out to Him my life began to change.
He is telling us if we cry out to Him for insight, regardless of who we see ourselves as being, and cry aloud to Him for His understanding, whether we understand Him, life, ourselves or not; He will answer. He goes further explaining how we will cry out to Him if our relationship if our heart is truly seeking Him.
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
We are storing up what He only can give us spiritually, turning our ears only to hear Him, applying our hearts only to His understanding, crying out for His insight, and cry aloud for His understanding he then tells us how we will be looking for His insight and understanding through the relationship He has given us. We are looking at His relationship meaning more than all the silver and treasure in the world!
We will be looking for his insight as it was silver, and searching for His understanding like it was a hidden treasure! Is His relationship being proven to be more treasured than silver and gold in your life? Then all the possessions this world has to offer?
When these words began living in me, and they did before I read them, or they were read to me, I felt strange loving a God I could not see, craving and desiring a presence and word I could not touch and receiving wisdom and insight as if they were silver, and a treasure I thought I would never find. I could not explain how He was doing all of this inside of me, and I still can't, all I knew, and still know is His relationship was true and the most real relationship I had ever experienced.
His commandments, and word I wanted to store more than anything else in my life. I wanted to turn my ears only to Him, and disregard all other voices that were not His. I wanted to apply my heart only to Him in what He wanted to give me of Himself above applying anything, anyone else, so I could understand Him, and all He was giving me each day. I knew what He was giving me was not only for me, but for others.
All He was given me was a treasure I held more dear than all the treasure this world could give me, in all its ways, and through all its inhabitants that could be shaken, and that included myself. Then He told me why?
Then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
All this He was given me because He wanted me to fear losing Him above all, and to gain knowledge of Him above all knowledge of myself, others, Satan, and this world. Then I would know He is greater than all my problems, all my sufferings, all of Satan’s schemes and lies, all my temptations, all in this world that could be shaken, and last, but certainly not least, greater than death. This did not take him long to teach me, as many teach and say. Why you ask?
Because since the beginning, when I first received Him, I have always accepted His words, stored up only what He was giving me above all, turned only to Him, applied my heart only to His understanding, cried out only to Him, and thought of all He was given me through our relationship as greater than any treasure on earth! I listened, trusted, and obeyed.
I am nothing special, I am not wise, and I have no understanding of life and this world, but I know He is and does have all I need to be who I truly am through His eyes.
I also know He has all you truly need to accept His word, store up His teachings and instructions, turn only to Him, apply your heart only to His understanding, cry out only to Him, and to know He is the greatest treasure on earth you will ever know!