Benefits of Wisdom (11): Greatness and Honour

Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom… Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor. It will be like flowers in your hair and like a beautiful crown on your head. Proverbs 4:7-9 (NCV)

Here are some other benefits of wisdom highlighted above. To start off, we are told that wisdom is the most important thing anyone can get. No earthly treasure compares with it in worth and utility. It is applicable in all life situations and is effectual in its ability to deliver results.

Now to the benefits, the Bible says wisdom can make you great if you treasure it and it will bring you honour if you hold on to it; thus dignifying your head (destiny). Let’s consider these, one after the other.

To activate the greatness potential of wisdom, God says you must first treasure it. We know the way we seek and handle what we consider articles of great value. What inconveniences we subject ourselves to in order to get them and how we fawn over them, once we lay hold of them, ensuring they are well maintained and secured. Ascribing similar diligence to seeking the counsel of wisdom on every matter is your inroad to greatness.

Secondly, holding on to wisdom is the formula for honour. How do you do that? By earnestly heeding the counsel of wisdom and making a fuss about observing its dictates. Opting to do things the wise way, as against the popular way, will always stand you out from the pack, because wisdom may be a common phenomenon in terms of people’s awareness about it, but its application is not common. Those who diligently seek and apply it in their daily living are the ones that become great and honourable. They are the models of many and the envy of others.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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