For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6)
Proverbs 2 talks about the moral benefits of wisdom. I’ve always known that wisdom is essential in my Christian life. I need wisdom in handling my time and finances efficiently and effectively. I need it in doing difficult tasks at work. And I know that if I really want to have it, I need to pray and ask for it, as what King Solomon has done when God asked him the gift he wanted to receive. And as what God has promised in James 1:5, ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.’
What I didn’t realize before is that the benefit of wisdom is more than the examples I’ve mentioned above. Based on this passage, there are four moral benefits of wisdom:
a. Understanding of the fear of the Lord;
b. Understanding of what is right and just and fair which will lead to every good path;
c. Salvation from the ways of the wicked men;
d. Salvation from the adulteress.