“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise you voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:1-5
Last post I asked you to solve the equation: Proverbs 4:7 + 1 Corinthians 1:24 = X
We had some great responses to this equation in the comments section. In this post I’ll share my own solution. (If this is your first time seeing this equation, and you want to solve it yourself, stop now and look up the Proverbs 4:7 and 1 Corinthians 1:24)
Bible Verse Equation Answer
Proverbs 4:7 says, “Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (NIV) And the same verse in the King James version says, “Wisdom is the principal thing.”
1 Corinthians 1:24 says that Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God.
So from those scriptures I come to this solution: Proverbs 4:7 + 1 Corinthians 1:24 =
Jesus Christ is the principal thing. Get Jesus. Though it cost all you have, get Jesus.
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Solve this equation: Proverbs 4:7 + 1 Corinthians 1:24 = X
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not… James 1:5
You know that guy who’s intimidating. The one who makes you feel like he’s unapproachable. Maybe at some point he had information you needed, but you didn’t ask him for it did you? You didn’t ask him for it because you were afraid he’d come down on you if you did.
Well God won’t respond like that.
I’ve read James 1:5 at least a dozen times, but I never saw it until this morning. What it says is that God will never come down on you when you ask Him for wisdom.
So ask Him.
God was pleased when Solomon asked for wisdom. He’ll be pleased when you do too.
“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 1 Kings 3:7-10
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