My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. (Proverbs 3: 21-26 NIV)
I bet you had no idea that wisdom is also a safety measure that guards your life, causes you to sleep well, and keeps you from going doing a path that will ultimately entangle or snare your feet.
The Bible is so full of protective measures that we must Selah, pause and think about them.
Wisdom allows us the ability to truly grasp all the good things that God has amassed for those who put their trust in Him.
In the era we are living in, danger lurks at every corner. However, we don’t have to fall prey to the danger nor the fear that ultimately invites the danger into our lives.
How is this accomplished?
Through understanding sound judgment, and discretion. Yes, these are all products of wisdom.
When we keep our internal and external eye on wisdom then we are preserved from the pitfalls and stumbling blocks that create fear, guilt, and a sin consciousness that causes us to be filled with regret and shame. If you’ve ever dealt with these emotions you know that they can keep you awake at night, play tricks with your mind, and cause you to make wrong choices that lead to unsafe territory on many different levels.
Keeping your eye on wisdom creates an undisturbed composure within your mind that allows you to rest in God, His ability to guard you, His ability to protect you and keep you safe from the exploits of this world. Your feet will literally be guarded from danger. Additionally, your life will be preserved from the traps of ruin and danger discovered by those who make the choice to follow their own way in lieu of the way of wisdom.