“For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” (Proverbs 2:6)
The Reason being “the LORD” is Jehovah, Joshua, or Jesus; Christ is God in the Flesh. Therefore, being God, He is Wisdom.
The Apostle Paul wrote:
“In whom (in Christ) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3)
“For in him (in Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:9)
“…Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:24b)
Solomon said that God – the Origin, the Source, the Fountain-Head of all Wisdom; for He is Wisdom Himself – is the Giver of Wisdom (it is not man, nor man’s works, nor even man’s faith).
This means that God, the Giver, is Sovereign in the giving of Wisdom. It is God that seeks the sinner (Acts 9; John 4). It is not the dead sinner that seeks God. God must call the dead sinner to life, as seen in the example of Lazarus (John 11:25-44). And it is God, the Head of all Wisdom, who must give Wisdom.
God is the Giver of Faith; which is Christ living in the man who is quickened by the Spirit of God in Regeneration (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:20); Faith being the capacity to perceive spiritual truth.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)
Also see 1 Corinthians 2:16, for you must have been given the Mind of Christ to know Wisdom.
Solomon goes on, saying to his son, “out of his (the Lord’s) mouth cometh knowledge and understanding” (2:6b). Truth, The Truth, Christ, is wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63)
“…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” (John 8:31b)
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
“I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.” (John 8:37)
“I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.” (John 8:38)
“Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.” (John 8:43)
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
“And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” (John 8:45)
“Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?” (John 8:46)
“He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:47)
When Christ speaks Life into the sinner, the sinner then can hear and see.
A. The Promise
“He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous…” (Proverbs 2:7a)
This is a Promise to the Righteous, those who have been manifested to be the sons and daughters of God (Romans 8:14-16). God has laid up wisdom for them. This wisdom is dispensed through study and obedience:
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” (2 Peter 1:3)
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:4)
B. The Protection
“…he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.” (Proverbs 2:7b)
This is proof of Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
God Protects and Preserves those who “walk” in or “obey” His Word; those who “walk uprightly” (or according to His instructions of holiness and peace; Hebrews 12:14).
A wise man walks even as Christ walked, “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked” (1 John 2:6).
C. The Preserver
“He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.” (Proverbs 2:8)
That is, God Preserves His Children from all harm and danger, according to His Purpose.
“He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.” (1 Samuel 2:9)
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” (Psalms 121:1)
“My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalms 121:2)
“He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.” (Psalms 121:3)
“Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalms 121:4)
“The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.” (Psalms 121:5)
“The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.” (Psalms 121:6)
God does this through the Believer obeying God’s Word of Wisdom. God is active toward His obedient Children.
“Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.” (Proverbs 2:9)
The Conclusion of the entire matter is that God is the Giver of Wisdom. However, it is the Responsibility of the Believer to surrender, submit, obey, and endure. This is the Result of God’s Sovereignty, and of God working in the believer both to will and do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
But, the proof that understanding the Fear of the Lord and finding the Knowledge of God is in you, is when you not only hear the Word of God, but you are a doer of the Word of God (James 1:22).
- “wilt receive my words” (verse 1a)
- “hide my commandments with thee” (verse 1a)
- “incline thine ear unto wisdom” (verse 2a)
- “apply thine heart to understanding” (verse 2b)
- “criest after knowledge” (verse 3a)
- “liftest up thy voice for understanding” (verse 3b)
- “seekest her as silver” (verse 4a)
- “searchest for her as for hid treasures” (verse 4b)
“Then shalt (not maybe, but will) thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:5)