Lesson 16

A description of wisdom continues in 3:16-18.

Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor;
Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her;
those who lay hold of her will be blessed. (NIV)

Solomon was blessed with a wonderful tongue.  His words are so descriptive.  Wisdom has long life.  Have you ever read the Darwin Awards?  It is usually about people doing extremely foolish things and get killed.  These are perfect examples of not using wisdom.  If these people had acquired any level of wisdom, they might have had longer lives.

Wisdom has such benefits.  Gaining wisdom give you wealth?  Once again define wealth.  You can be wealthy without a dime in the bank.  When you follow wisdom’s path you will have nothing to be ashamed of and you’ll have more peace than strife.  That sounds so lovely.

Take hold of wisdom.  Hold onto her for dear life.  How do you get this wisdom we have been reading about?  By humility, honoring the Lord, and listening to His Word.