Post by TheFirebrand on Mar 1, 2013 21:53:16 GMT -6
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Forsake her not - Wisdom personified is here represented as a guardian and companion, who, if not forsaken, will continue faithful; if loved, will continue a protector.
Not only accept but love wisdom, who will keep you from evil and evil from you.
Wise and godly men agree that true wisdom consists in obedience and is united to happiness.
Get wisdom, take pains for it. Get control over your corruptions; take more pains to get this than the wealth of this world.
A desire for Christ's salvation is necessary. This wisdom is the one thing required. A soul without true wisdom and grace is a dead soul.
How poor, contemptible, and wretched are those, who with all their wealth and power, die without getting understanding, without Christ, without hope, and without God!
The church no longer gives careful attention to the sayings of Him who has the words of eternal life. They must do this so the path will be plain before them by taking and keeping hold of instruction. Not by walking the road of convenience and selfishness which the path to destruction ...