Wisdom: An Introduction – Part 10: The Fruit of Wisdom
Some foolishly wonder if it pays to live the Christian life. Why bother? Wisdom tells us why we ought to pursue the wisdom and fear of God, “Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. 11 Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. 12 Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted.
13 These men turn from the right way to walk down dark paths. 14 They take pleasure in doing wrong, and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil. 15 Their actions are crooked, and their ways are wrong. -Proverbs 2:9-15” The fruit of the life that is devoted to wisdom is the fruit of joy. This joy is ours because we are protected against evil people and we have wisdom to make right decisions. While foolish people have no idea how to live, the wise are confidant and sure of themselves. It’s not because of pride, but because of clear protection of God. While fools seek the guidance of fortune tellers and psychics, the wise person has the guidance of the Lord. How foolish it is to be a fool!