Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Did you know that YouTube is the second biggest search engine on the internet next to Google? People search YouTube for all types of answers and instructions on what they need to get done. One woman built her entire house by watching YouTube videos. As Christians, we have a place where we can find the wisdom needed to navigate life. Listen, and you will increase in understanding.
Wisdom is in short supply. There are a lot of people who profess to have knowledge. You can find a million experts on all types of subject matter. People will pedal their life hacks so you can take shortcuts. Yet when anyone uses common sense, it typically goes against the flow, and they are attacked. Solomon tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and that wise people listen and increase in understanding. You can set yourself apart from everyone by using wisdom.
Wise people are always learning. They start by listening and asking for guidance. They don’t presume to know it all but understand that they can glean from those who have gone before them. If they don’t know what to do, they humble themselves and ask those who are experts. The believer understands that the beginning of knowledge starts with respect and reverence for the Lord.
The foolish people despise wisdom and instruction. They think they know and feel the need to tell everyone. Don’t be like them. Be quiet and humble as you go about gaining wisdom. Proverbs tells us that the silent seems smart because they don’t open their mouth. Surround yourself with people who are more intelligent and wiser than you. Be careful to listen and increase in understanding.