The author of proverbs parallels the characteristics of a noble and good wife with wisdom. Through the way this wife manages her household and through how she conducts herself, she is revealed as one full of wisdom. Her wisdom is shown and revealed in how she lives out her life. The writer knows that the goal cannot be to simply obtain wisdom but that it must make a difference in our lives and that it must be lived out.
Wisdom is to be lived out in several ways. The wise one goes to work, acts with kindness and common sense, spreads justice and mercy, and serves and honors those around them. Wisdom cannot be passive but must be active and must engage the world around us.
There is much wisdom in the Bible. Jesus and many others offered lessons on how we are to live our lives and how we are to live out our faith. By spending time in the Word, we gain wisdom. Once we learn something though, it is just the beginning. It only becomes ‘real’ and useful when we apply it to how we live our lives. Once we do this, we in turn grow wiser in our daily decisions. This is one way we allow our light to shine in the world.
We must be in the Word daily. There we find the gems that help us to walk our path of salvation in a way that is a little more aligned with God’s plans for our lives. As we gain and live out God’s wisdom, we bring honor and glory to God.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 31: 10-31