Receiving Wisdom Through the Book of Proverbs

Friday, May 21st, 2021

When we're drinking of the word that comes to us in the book of Proverbs, we are gaining an understanding of Jesus Himself.
Patricia King


Hello there. My name is Patricia King with Patricia King Ministries, and I’m here with God Today. And I’m excited to break open a topic to you that I think might be really important and really powerful. And that is the wisdom that you can receive through the book of Proverbs. Now, I remember years ago, I was so hungry to grow in wisdom. And I saw in James that if you ask for wisdom that God would give it to you. He would be generous with that. And then I felt the Holy Spirit prompt me to read the book of Proverbs and to read chapters of it every day because as I read the book of Proverbs, there would be an impartation of wisdom. 

Now the Bible says that wisdom is the principal thing. And when you have wisdom, you gain understanding on other issues of life too. And in a world that is so confusing with so many dynamics going on, we need wisdom more than ever before. You need wisdom in your workplace. You need wisdom in school. You need wisdom in family situations and church situations. We need wisdom in financial decisions. And so the book of Proverbs is so vital. It’s so important. It also gives you wisdom on how to live your life, how to live it well for the Lord. 

So let me read to you, first of all, a few verses out of Proverbs 1, because it shows you the benefits of wisdom. It says in verse two, that wisdom is given through the Proverbs. It says, “to know wisdom and instruction, and to discern the sayings of understanding; to receive instruction in wise behavior, righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the naive; to the youth knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear and increase in learning and amount of understanding will acquire wise counsel, to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles.” All that you gain through reading the book of Proverbs – you’ll gain righteousness and justice, but especially wisdom. And I used to read eight chapters a day, 8-10 chapters a day of Proverbs every single day, because I wanted the impartation of wisdom. 

Now it says that Jesus has become wisdom to us. He’s become wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. So when we’re drinking of the word that comes to us in the book of Proverbs, we are gaining an understanding of Jesus Himself. There’s impartation that comes. And when you have wisdom, it says “In wisdom’s left hand are riches and honor.” When you have wisdom, you get it all. “And in wisdom’s right-hand is long life.” You get everything when you have wisdom. It is the principal thing. 

So I want to pray for you that you will gain wisdom in these coming days. It’ll be an impartation of God’s beautiful wisdom to you, that you’ll have wisdom for everything that you need. But also as you read the book of Proverbs, that you’ll gain practical insight for living this wisdom out in your life. So Father, in Jesus’ name, we just pray now for every single one of our viewers, that You would impart wisdom to them and empower them with wisdom for the days to come. In Jesus’ name, amen.