Benefits of Wisdom Part 5 Blessing – Proverbs 3:18

Do you want to be blessed? What is a blessing anyway?

“She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.” Proverbs 3:18 ESV

I read several definitions of blessing. Basically, it’s the idea that we are favored, happy, everything is going our way. To bless someone is to wish happiness and favor for them. We truly want their good. And when we speak a blessing to someone we’re asking it to happen. We hope it happens.

Wisdom is a source of life. The life we experience through wisdom makes us happy, favored. We experience joy when we live by wisdom. We need to take hold of wisdom and hang on to her. “Lay hold of her” means we catch her. We tracked her down and got a hold on wisdom. “Hold her fast” means to hold closely without slack or space.

We need to grab wisdom every chance we get and we need to hang on to her. The blessing and favor don’t come from a fleeting grasp or a handshake. We need to hang on. Our relationship with wisdom needs to be long-term, too.

We talked about these 5 benefits of wisdom: profit, value, life, peace and blessing. Wisdom is the ability to put our knowledge to work for God. We work toward his goals and his outcomes. 

We trust that his ways produce his results. And the fruit of wisdom are these 5 things, profit, value, life, peace, and blessing.

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