WISDOM IS A DEFENSE

BIBLE READING: GENESIS 41:33-40; 1 SAMUEL 25; 2 SAMUEL 17:1-14

“For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, but the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12 (NKJV)

One of the greatest needs of man in the world today is security. This is one of the reasons basically every nation on Earth has armed forces. However, there are forms of security or defense that are superior to the military and one of them is wisdom, which the Scripture says “is better than weapons of war” (Ecc.9:18a).

There are five levels of security:

  1. God Almighty Himself: The Lord is the Highest Security there can ever be (see Ps.127:1).
  2. Wisdom/Common Sense: This is second only to God (see 2 Sam. 20:15-22).
  3. Good Neighbours: A cordial rapport with one’s neighbours is a sure form of defense, especially in one’s absence (see Ecc.9:15-18).
  4. Security Gadgets: This ranges from structures like a security fence to a mace.
  5. Security Personnel: This refers to military, police, paramilitary, vigilante groups etc.

As seen above, there is a need to connect to wisdom as a defense or form of security, especially when it is Divine Wisdom which proceeds from the Lord Himself (see Jer.9:23-24). The Bible also tells us that Christ Jesus is both “the Power of God and the Wisdom of God” (1Cor.1:24b). The Lord grant us Wisdom and Understanding.

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, please help us understand how to fortify ourselves with Your Wisdom. We thank You in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

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