Proverbs 01:05

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Proverbs 1:5

Willingness to Listen


5 A wise [chakam] man
will hear
[shama`], and will increase [yacaph]
[leqach]; and a man of understanding [biyn] shall
[qanah] unto wise counsels [tachbulah]:   KJV-Interlinear


5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who
understands obtain guidance,   ESV


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A person cannot be wise nor become wise and less he is willing to hear and accept instruction and counsel. The word for wise counsels, tachbulah, is a term that used in the sailing or management of the ship, by use of the robes and sales and rudder, in such a manner as to set a correct and proper course.

Understanding, is the ability to know the differences between right and wrong, between truth and false, to discern and distinguish.

There is only one way to learn correctly in life and in this world.

There are two ways to inculcate learning correctly into ones soul.

The Bible distinguishes between these two ways, the first being academic learning, and the second being spiritual learning.

Everyone has the ability to learn academically. They simply read and listen and do and experience, and sooner or later figure things out.

Spiritual learning goes one step further, because it incorporates and includes God in the learning process, within the fellowship sphere.

In spiritual learning, information is taken in, in the usual academic sense, which means you hear things that enter through your ears, see things that enter into your eyes, smell and touch and taste as is the nature of your senses, and you do and experience, and learn things by trial and error.

But there is one additional step, which is the role of the Holy Spirit in the teaching process while the individual is in fellowship. That role is supernatural, meaning you cannot sense it or feel it in any way, but it is there. Spiritual information is channeled through the human spirit, and then into the soul where it is incorporated in the spiritual construction process of the soul.

This process creates clarity of thought and sight, and creates proper orientation to reality.

Academic learning lacks that ability.

One cannot become wise, in the truest sense, through academic only learning.

Wisdom, begins with the fear the Lord, which means respect. And respect is something that people speak of, but do not possess. For if one respected God, then God’s mandates would be listened to, and followed. And that following of the spiritual learning process, is again something that people do not do.

If a person truly desires to learn and know, correctly, then a daily study of Bible doctrine, through instruction, while in fellowship, is a mandated prerequisite.


Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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