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Proverbs 2:11-12

Proverbs 2:11-12 "Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;"

Sadly, many young people don’t appreciate WHAT their parents attempt to teach them because they often fail to learn WHY their parents teach them.Lecture without reason will be lecture without retention.Without a WHY, rarely will the WHAT be remembered.The wise man writing this proverb would not miss this important ingredient.He didn’t dare out leave the reason for his instruction to get wisdom.Wisdom is accompanied by discretion, a virtue vital for survival in the wicked world in which we live.Wisdom is accompanied by understanding, a virtue necessary for survival in the dangerous world in which we reside.

Without wisdom, Solomon’s son would be without discretion and understanding.Without discretion and understanding, his son would be exposed to the dangers that awaited him in the world. Without these virtues…

Proverbs 2:10

Proverbs 2:10 "When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul..."

The first half of this chapter details the process involved with getting wisdom while the second half of the chapter details the protection that comes with getting wisdom.Before we look at what wisdom protects us from, let us first notice where, in the soul of man, wisdom’s war room is located.Solomon identifies that place as the HEART of man, not the head of man.The casual reader may see this as a minor detail but for the serious seeker, this is a key piece of information.
Certainly, wisdom occupies the mind but unless it enters the heart, it will bring little benefit to the soul it visits. The human HEART is the seat of affection; it is the place of feeling. The Bible addresses the heart so often and so intensely because the heart is typically the swing vote of the soul.The mind is responsible to gather all of the data – all of the facts, the details, the information, the knowle…