“Proverbs are the Piths” (3)

Proverbs 2:6-9 packs a punch when it comes to the unique source of wisdom that the Bible contains.

The Bank of Wisdom located in Heaven is a bank that is too big to fail for several reasons!

1 – It receives its funds from the mouth of God (vs.6). Where does all wisdom, knowledge and understanding come from? Solomon says it comes from the mouth of God. Wisdom is literally God breathed! Hmmm…haven’t I read about something else being God-breathed before? (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

2 – God makes the deposits (vs.7). He is literally the storehouse/a bank of wisdom whose account never runs dry. The more you study His word, the more “funds” we find! Many will never “withdrawal from this free account” because they fail to understand its value (1 Corinthians 2).

3 – God protects the account Himself (vs. 7b-8). He is His own FDIC guarantee! He is the shield, the guardian and the one who preserves and protects the value of godly wisdom from the ever-increasing (inflationary one might say) ignorance and stubbornness of mankind’s hearts and minds toward the word of God.

4 – The investment in the bank of wisdom pays out great interest (vs. 9). In fact, Solomon tells his son that it’s in his own best interest to keep this account open! It pays out righteousness, justice and equity because it leads the investor to every good path in life. Why do men and women suffer evil, ignorance, injustice and heartache? Because we don’t listen to our Creator, and we try to make our “bank account and paths” in life work out (Jeremiah 10:23). The problem is that we always end up broke spiritually!

God pays the price and He makes the investments that we can’t afford, and may we have the wisdom it takes to recognize it (2 Corinthians 8:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).

Brothers, that’ll preach if you add a little more meat to the bones; you can bank on it.

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