Proverbs 7:4 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
4. Pro 7:4 - "Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:" A. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; i. Wisdom n. - 1. a. Capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct; soundness of judgement in the choice of means and ends; sometimes, less strictly, sound sense, esp. in practical affairs: opp. to folly. ii. Wisdom is here personified as a man's sister. iii. Sister n. - I. 1. a. A female in relationship to another person or persons having the same parents. 7. a. A thing having close kinship or relationship to another. iv. It is obvious that sister is being used figuratively in this verse in that an immaterial think like wisdom cannot be born to the same parents as a man. v. The sons of God should have a close relationship to, and fondness for, wisdom, just as a man would have for his own sister. vi. Solomon called his wife his sister to express his love and fondness for her (Son 4:10). a. We should feel the same way toward wisdom which is found in God's word (Pro 2:6 c/w Pro 4:6). b. If we love her, she will love us back (Pro 8:17). vii. If we do the will of God (God's word) we are Christ's (who is the wisdom of God - 1Co 1:24) sister (Mar 3:35). B. and call understanding thy kinswoman: i. Understanding n. - 1. a. (Without article.) Power or ability to understand; intellect, intelligence. ii. Understand v. - 1. To comprehend; to apprehend the meaning or import of; to grasp the idea of. iii. Kinswoman n. - A woman of one's own kin; a female relative. iv. Understanding should be sought diligently (Pro 4:5). v. It should be loved like a kinswoman such as a mother, grandmother, sister, or aunt (Pro 4:6). vi. It (along with wisdom) should be the most important thing in our lives (Pro 4:7) because it will enable us to comprehend the word of God which will facilitate us knowing Him and His will for our lives. C. If we embrace wisdom and understanding like a sister and a kinswoman they will keep us from wicked women who will destroy us (Pro 7:5), just like a sister would do for a brother whom she loved.
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