To Acquire Wisdom: The Way of Wang Yang-ming
Acquiring Wisdom from the Lessons of Life:
That is why I encourage members of our church to listen to audiotapes and read books. They are more important than the physical bread you buy each day. You should rather buy a tape than bread, because a tape can give you bread for the rest of your life. The Bread of life, the Word of life — this is the most precious thing that a person can ever have. If you acquire wisdom, it will give you food on your table, more than you ever wanted. Though physical food is important for life, yet we don’t live to eat, we eat to live.
4-7. What are four requirements for acquiring wisdom?
Jesus was anointed. But this highest level of anointing that He had was given to Him by wisdom. Nobody can receive wisdom as a mere gift. No-one can wake up one morning and suddenly find himself wise. Wisdom doesn’t come without knowledge and discretion. Wisdom is the result of diligently searching for knowledge and then meditating on it. tells us how Jesus labored for the anointing by acquiring wisdom first. Wisdom comes through knowledge and understanding.
Found an answer for the clue Acquire wisdom, so it's said that we don't have? Then please to us so we can make the clue database even better!- After the general exhortation given above, the father's instruction becomes more specific, and deals with the acquirement of wisdom. This subject seems to be continued in ver. 13, where the second and concluding branch of the instruction begins, which consists mainly of warning, as the first part does with exhortation. We are thus furnished with an example how to teach. In our teaching it is not sufficient simply to point out what is to be done, but we must show what is to be avoided. . The father urges the acquirement of wisdom in the same way and with the same importunity as the trader or merchant presses his goods upon buyers. Wisdom and understanding are put forward as objects of merchandise; for the verb , from which the imperative , signifies not only "to acquire for one's self," or "to possess," but especially "to buy." The verb occurs again in the same sense in ver. 7, "Get [ buy] wisdom;" and in , "Buy () the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding" (cf. also : 16:16; 19:9, where we also meet with the same verb). The reiteration of the word "get," as Umbreit remarks, is "an imitation of the exclamation of a merchant who is offering his wares." The importunity of the father measures the value he sets upon wisdom as an inestimable treasure, a pearl of great price (see ). etc.; rather, , - so Zockler, Delitzsch, Hodg., and others; Vulgate, There is no need to supply "it" after the verb , "forget not," as Holden states, and as appears in the Authorized Version, since found with (), "of" or "from," in (5), "I forgot to eat ()," and the same construction may obtain here. The two verbs, "forget" and "decline from," are not so very wide in meaning, since the former, , is to "leave" something from forgetfulness, and the latter, , rendered here "decline from," is "to turn away" from something. represent as it were the means by which wisdom may be purchased.
'Acquire Wisdom' describes the second lesson I took my son on in these very first times I had discipling my son. Below describes the Bible study time I had with my son as I remember it. This is only a suggestive model. God will lead you differently at points. But for those who are not sure how to go through the scriptures with his son, I have listed the steps in great detail. if you have questions.
When King Solomon wrote about acquiring wisdom, he used covenant formulary language: "If you will . . . then God will" (Proverbs 2:1-11; a father speaking to his son):