In All Your Getting…

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7

Understanding is the thing we should get. After we have obtained wisdom, the principal or foundation of all things, then we must seek to understand to apply that wisdom appropriately.

Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit. Wisdom told him he would need more than his master had. He could have it only if he did not abandon the pursuit. He had to be released at the discretion of his teacher.

How many launch themselves into ministry and never have the power or results their teachers had? They lack understanding. They collect titles and degrees and bear little fruit that remains. They don’t understand some basic truths. They quit when the offerings are small. In all their getting, they failed to get understanding.


Barbara Williams