The Wellspring of Wisdom – Gospel in Life

The Wellspring of Wisdom

Tim Keller |  September 26, 2004

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  • The Bible
  • Christian Living and Obedience
  • Salvation
Proverbs 4:11-27
RS 178-03


The book of Proverbs is one of the best places in the Bible to look at the topic of wisdom. Wisdom is a lot more than just having high moral values. It is knowing what the right thing to do is in the majority of life situations where the moral rules don’t apply. The most right and virtuous word or deed done at the wrong time, done in the wrong way or in the wrong order, can blow everything up.

Wisdom is not having a technique that helps you make right choices and decisions, but it’s having character of the mind and the heart that enables you to make the right choices. So how do you get that character? Today we’re going to look at 1) how this character develops, 2) where it comes from, and 3) how it can be transformed.

Proverbs 4:11–27

Proverbs emphasizes how important it is to have wisdom and to think carefully before making decisions. It warns us not to only think about ourselves or what we want. The book tells us that if we don’t keep God as the most important part of our lives, we may end up unhappy and confused. According to Proverbs, the way to really change and grow is to love God deeply and connect with Him, and we can do this through Jesus, who leads us to life and real wisdom.



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