Get wisdom! Get understanding…Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. – Proverbs 4:5-6
Two other benefits of wisdom are highlighted above; it preserves and keeps. In the typical scenario of life where no condition is said to be permanent, wisdom offers anyone who possesses it the stability that stands the test of time, and the dynamism that makes one evolve with trends, thus remaining relevant albeit the changing times.
Wisdom preserves those who operate by it. The word “preserve” gives an impression of freshness, security and functionality. Wisdom preserves those who possess it by insulating them from pollution in whatever form, such that they are able to function with fresh vigour at all times. The preservation power of wisdom also prevents depletion of resources.
In addition, wisdom keeps you from evil. Running your decisions and conducts through the metrics of wisdom will guard you from making the wrong call or going against the grain. Wisdom thus keeps you from danger, humiliation, embarrassment and other undesirable consequences that arise from an error in judgement.
Wisdom helps you kick off on the right footing and maintain a successful run of anything. Not that you won’t make mistakes – there is no mortal who doesn’t; but wisdom de-risks you in a way, such that your mistakes do not prove terminal, but become a learning point for you in the process of becoming.
Those who do not possess or operate by wisdom are doomed to struggles and failings. They may not last long either. When all else have fallen by the side or become extinct, only the ones created and run by wisdom will stand and survive the test of time.
You will succeed in Jesus Name!
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