Wisdom of Solomon #16

September 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Proverbs 16:22 (NIV)

Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.


The Complete Wordstudy Dictionary of the OT defines understanding as:

  • Intelligence and good sense.  This intelligence is more than just mere book knowledge or learning about a particular subject.  It has a greater significance and means insight or understanding.  This insight is a gift from God.


1 Chronicles 22:12 (HCSB) Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding

Luke 24:44-45 (AMP) Then He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.  Then He [thoroughly] opened up their minds to understand the Scriptures.


  • Therefore, if the Lord does not open our understanding, the Bible will be nothing more than an historical and religious book with facts and stories and laws.
  • Christ is also the fountain of life.  (John 4:13-14, 7:38, Revelation 21:6)
  • Once He lifts the veil from our minds, we understand the hope of our calling and the riches of our inheritance and the fountain of life begins to bubble.  (Ephesians 1:17-19)
  • Life is not found in the Scriptures.  (John 5:39, 2Corinthians 3:6)
  • Nevertheless, the Scriptures were inspired by holy men of God, and under the guidance of the Spirit of God, it points us to Christ and testifies about him.  (2Peter 1:20-21, John 5:39, 2Timothy 3:16)


I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto us all, the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


Moreover, may we drink from the Fountain of Life and be changed into the image of the Pattern Son – Christ Jesus!



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About Edgar Phillips
Husband, Dad, Ordained Minister and Missionary who loves God, Pastoral & Functional Therapist, Imago Professional Facilitator, EFT practitioner.

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