Wisdom brings praise

March 5th, 2010


Proverbs 12:8 says, “A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised”.

Dictionary.com says wisdom is “the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight”.

We can see from this wisdom is about knowledge and then putting that knowledge in to practice in the right way. Wisdom therefore is something that should be sort after and something that should be admired.

Compare this to a warped mind that is despised. Dictionary.com’s definition says, “to bend or turn from the natural or true direction or course…to distort or cause to distort from the truth, fact, true meaning”.

A person with a warped mind does not think straight. Their mind has become skewed by wrong thinking and meditating on wrongs things. Because of their thinking the things they desire are not good for themselves or others.

So what is the cure for a warped mind? The best one I know is reading the Bible. The Bible helps us to renew our minds and helps us to think straight (Romans 12:2). It also helps us to line up our thinking with God’s will.

If you want wisdom that brings praise – read the Bible everyday.

God Bless,
Dave