Gaining Wisdom And Instruction
In Proverbs 1:1-2 the Hebrew word instruction means training with strong accountability. It means being drilled under an instructor who often gets up in your face. So wisdom often comes through the pain of personal confrontation by friends (27:5),or from learning from ones mistakes(26:11),or from the suffering that God judiciously allows into our lives(3:11-12).To be wise is to become a discipled person, not to impulsiveness. Can we see in our life how God has used difficulty to make us wiser?