Receive Wisdom Before it Can't Help You Anymore
By David J. Stewart | September 2014
Proverbs 1:24-26, 29-30, “I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh ...For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof..”
The Bible personifies wisdom as a person in Proverbs. We are admonished to seek, receive and obey wisdom in our daily life. The Bible teaches that wisdom openly crieth in the streets, being readily available, totally free and without charge, to anyone who wants it. Proverbs 1:20, “Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words...”
Literally, you have to not want the truth to remain ignorant in this modern age of information. Wisdom is all around us. Do you know where the “Dark Ages” received that name? It's because the historical time period between the vast wealth of ancient cultures to the Renaissance is virtually devoid of any culture, wisdom, arts, knowledge and inventions. The explosion of technology, science, medicine, knowledge and inventions over the past 100 years is nothing short of a miracle of God.
I was reading last week about Jeralean Talley in Michigan, who turned 115-years-old on May 23, 2014. She was born in 1899 in Montrose, Georgia. She remembers growing up as a child before planes flew in the sky, before cars were invented, before radio, before ice cream, before all of our modern conveniences. Can you imagine such a time? My point here is that we have been blessed in the 21st century to have more information available to us than ever before. We have the complete holy Bible and an abundance of maps, Greek concordances, dictionaries, commentaries and resources at our finger tips today that the Old Testament prophets could have only dreamed of having.
Yet, tragically, Americans are amongst the most spiritually ignorant people in history. People don't want the truth. Proverbs 1:20 says that wisdom crieth in the streets for someone to listen, and crieth from the housetops for someone to take heed, but truth has fallen in the streets. Isaiah 59:14, “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” Proverbs 2:1-7 challenges us to search for wisdom as for hid treasures and precious stones. Proverbs 4:7 says that wisdom is the principle thing. The main essential ingredient of life is wisdom. The Word of God is divine wisdom and we need to live in the Scriptures continually...
HOW BIG IS YOUR BIBLE? (an awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Hyles)
Yet, our youth today are completely lacking any wisdom. Young people today are filled with hate, lust, envy, covetousness and every sin imaginable. I just heard in the news yesterday about a 16-year-old teenager who murdered a man for his PlayStation video game system. This is just another sign of the decline of mankind, the final step of the New World Order. That young women will spend life in prison over a video game. It is so needlessly tragic! What do you expect when children are indoctrinated in government-run public schools to believe that they evolved from stardust and slime, instead of being the creation of a loving Creator? What do you expect when children are brainwashed to believe that homosexuality is acceptable, premarital sex is encouraged, Christianity is the enemy, parents are outdated and the government is your friend. One of the goals of Adam Weishaupt (1748-1830), who founded the Illuminati cult in 1775, was to destroy the family to achieve World Government. Karl Marx (1818-1883) reiterated Weishaupt's goals in his infamous Communist Manifesto, and today in America we are living Weishaupt's and Marx's dream for Godless Global Totalitarian Communist Government. The American people are free to do exactly what they are told.
The Word of God is completely free, eagerly waiting for someone to read, search and study it. We are all without excuse if we refuse to heed the wisdom of God's Word. Truth abounds in U.S. society, but you have to open your eyes! Ask God to give you wisdom, and He will begin to open your eyes and heart to the truth, if you search for it as for hid treasure. People will do anything for money, but they won't lift a finger for truth.
When the Bible says in Proverbs 1:26a, “I also will laugh at your calamity,” it doesn't mean that God laughs when something bad happens to us. It means that wisdom is trying to help us. However, there comes a point-of-no-return when wisdom can no longer help us if we reject it. Every longtime faithful pastor knows the frustration of receiving a phone call one day from a church youth, who is now incarcerated behind bars in police custody, who has been entangled in a crime, pleading for their pastor's help. But it's too late. There comes a point in a foolish person's life where the lack of wisdom manifests itself by the bad decisions they make.
Our prisons are filled with Americans today who lack wisdom or have rejected wisdom, and instead have made bad decisions. In particular, our young people are void of wisdom. You won't find wisdom in video games. Thirty years ago when video games first came out, it was Pacman (a circular character eating a bunch of dots... I love Pacman by the way, and you can play it right now, right HERE). In sharp contrast, today's video games include murder, being a drug dealer, rape, et cetera. I miss the Galaxian, Asteroids, Missile Command, Space Invaders, Galaga, Pong, Pacman and Mrs. Pacman era. And before that there were good ole pinball machines, which I grew up playing. Kids don't know what they're missing today. It's a shame that technology has robbed us of such a beautiful American heritage.
When that young man or woman heard wisdom from the church pulpit, parents, youth director and holy Bible, they rejected and scoffed at it. Now they want wisdom after they've destroyed their own life, but it's too late. Did you know that over 2,200 youth under the age of 18 in the United States have been sentenced to life in prison! Watch this PBS documentary titled, “When Kids Get Life.” In September of 2014 in Michigan, a 12-year-old boy stabbed a 9-year-old boy to death on the playground lot. The boy asked to borrow his neighbour's cellphone and called 911, saying, “No one loves me!” 12-Year-Old Boy Charged As Adult For Stabbing 9-Year-Old To Death; Says, “No One Loves Me...”!
Please listen to this life-changing MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle titled, “Why Kids Need Christ!” Public schools are indoctrination centers for Communist propaganda, woefully deficient of God's wisdom. Kids in the system don't stand a chance these days. This is why the need has never been greater for Sunday Schools and Bus Ministries which reach out to America's children. The Bible teaches to GET WISDOM...
Proverbs 4:5-8, “Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 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. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.”
This is what the Bible means when it says that Esau sought repentance with tears but couldn't obtain it. It was too late. The damage was done. Hebrews 12:17, “For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” The Bible isn't saying that Esau couldn't get saved. This passage of Scripture has nothing to do with salvation. It simply means that we all have to live with the consequences of our decisions. The purpose of wisdom is to keep us from making those destructive decisions in the first place. Oh how we all need God's wisdom.
MP3 Study, Proverbs: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 (Dr. Hyles)
Yet, tragically, most people (including Christian believers) spend most of their time watching TV, playing video games, surfing the internet, talking on their cellphone, reading news and being entertained by electronic gadgets and toys. Americans worship technology. Back 150 years ago before cars, trains, planes, electricity, phones, television, radios, video games and computers, families had time to eat together, sit on the front porch together, and go to church together on Sundays; but today in 2014, families don't spend time eating together, nor do they attend church anymore, nor do they love each other as is natural, and people are too busy to enjoy the simple blessings of life. What a sad paradox! Proverbs 1:32, “For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.”
Pastor Danny Castle wisely says...
“I listen to smart people. I listen to people a lot smarter than me, because I want to learn what they know. My daddy always said, 'If you keep quiet, you're going to know what he knows and what you know; if you just talk, you just know what you know. But if you shut up sometime, you'll know what you know, and what the other person knows.'”
SOURCE: Pastor Danny Castle, from the practical video sermon, “How To Get Wisdom.
Where You Won't Find Wisdom
The world has it all wrong. The world has it all backwards. The world has never had the answer and never will, yet they search for answers throughout their lives. The heathen world's answer to drunk driving is to choose a designated driver to drive all their drunken friends home after a wild party. The truth is that drunk passengers cause many accidents. America is a society in denial. At the 2014 VMA's, the horrible TV show “Breaking Bad” was the top winner, receiving 58 Emmy's. To celebrate the shameful occasion, candy Crystal Meth was used at the VMA's. No wonder many Arab nations rightfully call America... “THE GREAT SATAN!”
You won't find wisdom on television. You won't find wisdom in Hollywood. You won't find wisdom in government-run public schools. You won't find wisdom in secular psychology. You won't find wisdom in secular books or magazines. The Bible teaches that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is found in the Word of God. No person can be wise who rejects Jesus as the Christ. I'm not talking about worldly wisdom; but rather, divine wisdom, which is the truth.
So Much The More As Ye See The Day Approaching (MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles)
(We ought to work even harder as we see the end years of our life approaching)
“You show me a person to whom Heaven becomes real, and this Book becomes real, and God becomes real, and Hell becomes real, and salvation becomes real, and I'll show you a person that will so much the more serve God as he sees the day approaching!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, “So Much The More As Ye See The Day Approaching.”
Certainly, we've all made bad decisions in life; but hopefully we will learn from those foolish decisions and search for divine wisdom before it's too late. People's lives can be sorted out between everything from soup to nuts. Some people make bad decisions and it doesn't cost them anything; whereas, other people make bad decisions and it costs them everything, including their life or the life of loved ones. I know an elderly woman who decades earlier made the foolish decision one day to get into a car with her drunken boss. She felt that she had to comply or lose her job. Her boss crashed and the steering column went through her head, removing her left eye. Her boss wasn't seriously injured. She was foolish for getting into a car with someone who'd been drinking alcohol. Don't do it.
Alcohol is not the answer. In fact, drinking booze will hinder you from wisdom. Booze is for fools! Americans are insanely foolish, rejecting wisdom! Television commercials tell boozing partygoers to ride with a “designated driver” to avoid driving while intoxicated with alcohol. What a foolish thing to do! What kind of idiot wants to have foolish so-called “friends” who get so drunk that they cannot drive, and then want you to drive them home drunk? You don't need friends like that! Millions of Americans can tell you of horrible things that happened to them or others because of consuming alcoholic beverages. Yet, most people never learn. Why does it take murdering someone with your car, while under the influence of Liquid Devil, before you wake up to the reality that beer is a deadly drug?
The same hypocritical government which outlaws prescription pill-popping-parties, permits alcoholic binge drinking. To tell an intoxicated person not to drive a car while boozed-up is equivalent to telling a chimpanzee not to act like an animal. How can a drunk not behave as a drunk? The Godless, satanic, evil, greedy, beer cartel in the United States and their scummy, demonic, cutthroat, lawyers would lead us to foolishly believe that the solution is to choose someone to babysit their drunken friends by safely driving them all to their residences. Is it really safe to drive with a car full of drunken fools?
Job 28:18, “No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.”
We All Need God's Wisdom from His Word
Wisdom is making the right decisions. Fearing God is the right decision. Obeying the Bible is the right decision. Not drinking beer is the right decision. In its most basic form, life is really just a series of decisions. Little decisions often lead up to big decisions. We are forced to make decisions every day, whether we want to or not. Our youth need some real heroes; such as, scientists, surgeons, preachers, firemen and people who make an honest living. Professional sports athletes, Hollywood actors and singers are lousy role models. First, because only one-in-a-million youth will enter those rare careers. Second, because most of those careers are held by total moral degenerates. Third, our youth are being taught that to be a common worker is to be a loser. Katy Ferry and Justin DUI Weiner are total losers! Kim Kartrashian is the loser. Amy Grunt and Sandy Fatty are the losers! J Lo and Smell Ya Piggy are the losers! When I was growing up, kids wanted to become firemen, but today they all want to be Dennis Rodman (a degenerate who bounces a plastic ball across a floor for millions of dollars)!
Proverbs 1:22-23, “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.”
Certainly the Lord Jesus Christ is wisdom, as we learn in 1st Corinthians 1:30, “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” Hence, it is only through faith in Christ Jesus that we receive wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Before anyone can have peace they must be honest with them self and God, admitting that they are a sinner, and accept by faith the death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ as full payment for their sins. This is the Gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation to them that believe (Romans 1:16). Wisdom is the personification of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 1:20-33, Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”
Don't wait until your life is falling apart to seek wisdom. Now is the time, while you are still young, or you haven't ruined your life yet, to search for wisdom as for hid treasure. I've seen people jump and and down in jubilee when they found out they won some money. Have you ever seen anybody do that when they learned some life-changing truth from the Word of God? I hear fundamental Bible preaching by Baptist preachers on YouTube, that are worth more than much gold, yet they only have 89 views or 35 views for the past year or two. Yet, scum singers who are nothing more than singing strippers and Illuminati degenerates receive millions of views for their sin-glorifying videos. Truly, the whole world lieth in wickedness as 1st John 5:19 says!
If you don't believe the Bible, you can either get right or die wrong.
Human Wisdom (Psychology) Verses Divine Wisdom
(the Word of God)
(a life-changing MP3 sermon by Pastor Max Younce)
Thank God for Preaching Preachers!
The Independent Baptist Movement
(an excellent MP3 sermon
by Dr. Shelton Smith)
Thank God for the Bus Ministry!
Acts 5:42, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' BETTER THAN JESUS!!!
“If a man, or a woman, or a girl, goes out huntin' happiness, you never get it. It's elusive. Happiness is something that's always around the next curve, or over the next hill, or at the next party, you know... 'Man, it's going to be great!' And about the time you think you've got it, it moves on up. And they spend their whole life chasing it! ...You need Jesus!”
SOURCE: Pastor Danny Castle, a quote from the excellent video sermon, “THERE AIN'T NOTHIN' BETTER THAN JESUS.”
Repent And Believe To Be Saved
Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
and they are they which testify of me." —John 5:39