Better- Wisdom is better

Part 1
Wisdom is Better

God’s ways are better

Ecclesiastes 2:12-14 NCV “Then I began to think again about being wise, and also about being foolish and doing crazy things. But after all, what more can anyone do? He can’t do more than what the other king has already done.13 I saw that being wise is certainly better than being foolish, just as light is better than darkness.14 Wise people see where they are going, but fools walk around in the dark. Yet I saw that both wise and foolish people end the same way.”

1. Wisdom is not easier

2. Wisdom is not quicker

3. Wisdom is not more popular

Why is wisdom better?

1. Wisdom gives you constant protection

Proverbs 2:10-11 MSG “Lady Wisdom will be your close friend, and Brother Knowledge your pleasant companion. 11 Good Sense will scout ahead for danger, Insight will keep an eye out for you. 12 They'll keep you from making wrong turns, or following the bad directions from those who are lost themselves”

2. Wisdom gives you clear direction

Proverbs 2:6 and 9 “For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding…Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.

Proverbs 4:10-11 MSG “Dear friend, take my advice; it will add years to your life. I’m writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way, I’m drawing a map to Righteous Road. I don’t want you ending up in blind alleys, or wasting time making wrong turns.”

3. Wisdom gives you continued success

Proverbs 3:-1-2 MSG “Good friend, don’t forget all I’ve taught you; take to heart my commands. They’ll help you live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well.”

Proverbs 3:15-16 NLT “Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left.

So if wisdom is that much better, then how do I get it?

Proverbs 2:6 (CEV) “all wisdom comes from the Lord and so do common sense and understanding.”

Proverbs 8:22-30 “The Lord formed me (wisdom) from the beginning, before he created anything else. 23 I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began. 24 
I was born before the oceans were created, before the springs bubbled forth their waters. 25 
Before the mountains were formed, before the hills, I was born—26 before he had made the earth and fields and the first handfuls of soil. 27 I was there when he established the heavens,
when he drew the horizon on the oceans. 28 I was there when he set the clouds above, when he established springs deep in the earth. 29 I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations, 30 I was the architect at his side.

Proverbs 2:3-5 "call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Proverbs 2:6-8 “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”