For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. – Psalm 5:12
7 He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
8 He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him.
9 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.
Wisdom is unique. It not only gives everyone have the opportunity to receive it, but it’s benefits are far-reaching. With wisdom we get God’s protection, see words in bold print.
We get understanding, making the “wise” path clear to us. No more confusion.
We’ll have direction, and know which path to choose among the various options.
Here’s the key — Although we’ll know which path to take, it will be up to us, as we exercise our free will, to choose the “wise”/God directed path. Don’t just listen to God’s Word, DO what it says. – James 1:22
Verses 10-11, tell us that when wisdom enters our heart, the knowledge we’ll receive will —
- Fill us with joy
- Watch over us, and
- Keep us safe.
Wisdom is not something I hope for sometime in the future. It is a gift that is available to me right now. A gift, should I choose to accept and open it, will yield abundant blessings.