Wisdom for wellbeing as Christians

Apr 02, 17 Wisdom for wellbeing as Christians

We are given instructions to be blessed and lead a life pleasing to God as Christians. We study this from the book of Proverbs and Solomon’s life.

Studying the Word My son, do not forget my law,  But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life  And peace they will add to you.

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;   Bind them around your neck,   Write them on the tablet of your heart, And so find favor and high esteem  In the sight of God and man.

 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,   And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, 

 And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; 

 Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.

 Honor the LORD with your possessions,  And with the firstfruits of all your increase; So your barns will be filled with plenty,  And your vats will overflow with new wine (Proverbs 3:1 – 3:10 NKJV)
Solomon prays for wisdom instead of riches. God rewards Him abundantly 

Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. “And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted (1 Kings 3:7 – 3:8 NKJV)

Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”


The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing. Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, “behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you (1 Kings 3:9 – 3:12 NKJV)

“And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. (1 Kings 3:13 NKJV)
1) Make it a point to learn God’s teachings 

My son, do not forget my law,   But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life  And peace they will add to you (Proverbs 3:1 – 3:2 NKJV)


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV)
2) Mercy and Truth must be two key components of your life 

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;   Bind them around your neck,   Write them on the tablet of your heart, (Proverbs 3:3 NKJV)


3) Trust in The Lord 

 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,   And lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5 NKJV)


I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:1 – 12:2 NKJV)

4) Fear of the Lord, abide in Him

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones 

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2 NKJV)

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