Lady Wisdom

Lady Wisdom |

Tonight at church pastor shared a shorter sermon on the strength found in our diversity as a body of believers. Then, he invited 4 multi-racial friends up on to to stage to share their story and talk about how we can better cross the divide between races and build bridges toward unity.

Five stools were placed at the front of the stage, but only one of them was occupied by a woman. Each time the microphone was passed to her, my ears perked up.

Every word she shared was laced with hard-earned wisdom.

I found myself leaning in. I wanted to gobble up every morsel she offered.

She embodied what I’d read that morning during my quiet time:

You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom,
    when you make friends with Madame Insight.
She’s worth far more than money in the bank;
    her friendship is better than a big salary.
Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth;
    nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.
With one hand she gives long life,
    with the other she confers recognition.
Her manner is beautiful,
    her life wonderfully complete.
She’s the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her.
    Hold her tight—and be blessed! ~ Proverbs 3:13-18, MSG

I don’t know about you, but I long to be like Lady Wisdom. I want my countenance and conversation to speak life into others. I’m studying Proverbs in hopes of making some progress, and I wanted to share 4 ways Lady Wisdom walks.

4 Ways to Walk Like Lady Wisdom

  • Stay on your knees: A wise woman walks with reverence and respect. Her life is a worshipful offering to her God.
    • “Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning” (Proverbs 1:7, MSG).
  • Savor the Truth: Lady Wisdom has no taste for wordly fare. Her pure palate fills her mouth with common sense and discernment.
    • “Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice? …My mouth chews and savors and relishes truth—I can’t stand the taste of evil!” (Proverbs 8:1 & 8).
  • Yield to authority: Submission characterizes the life of a wise woman. She is an obedient follower.
    • “A wise heart takes orders; an empty head will come unglued” (Proverbs 10:8, MSG).
  • Keep your ears perked up: Lady Wisdom has a teachable spirit. She considers life her schoolroom and is always adjusting her understanding based on the tutelage of her Master Teacher.
    • “Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights” (Proverbs 18:15, MSG).

Tonight, I listened in as Lady Wisdom shared how God had turned her wounds into wisdom. Her life was broken but beautiful.

“Charm and grace are deceptive, and superficial beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the Lord reverently worshiping,
obeying, serving, and trusting Him with awe-filled respect,
she shall be praised.”
~Proverbs 31:30, AMP.











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17 Responses to Lady Wisdom

  1. Brenda January 19, 2017 at 6:55 am #

    Me too, Lyli. I want to be a “Lady Wisdom,” too. Beautiful post, Lyli. Thanks for sharing. ((hug))

  2. Megs January 19, 2017 at 7:06 am #

    “Yield to authority…”
    “Obedient heart…”
    These phrases stick to my heart like glue today.
    Happy Thursday!

  3. Michele Morin January 19, 2017 at 7:33 am #

    “Stay on your knees.”
    This is so pertinent and so over looked in our walk of faith!

  4. Kristi Woods January 19, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    Wisdom – more value than any encyclopedia can offer. Love the tips and ways to walk in wisdom, Lyli.

  5. Joanne Viola January 19, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    “Stay teachable.” Earlier this morning, I prayed that I would be a perpetual student, learning each day from His Word and those He puts in my life. Loved this post!

  6. Lisa notes January 19, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    I want to listen to Lady Wisdom too. Good advice! “Keep your ears perked up: Lady Wisdom has a teachable spirit. She considers life her schoolroom and is always adjusting her understanding based on the tutelage of her Master Teacher.” Thanks, Lyli.

  7. Dawn January 19, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    This was so good, Lyli. I need to bookmark it a it and re-read it again. So good!!

    Thanks for this.
    Bless you.

  8. Lori Schumaker January 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    Love this, Lyli! Lady Wisdom … I pray I continue to seek and embrace her every day of my life. Your 4 ways are so rock solid. Thank you, friend!
    Blessings and smiles,

  9. Gretchen January 21, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    This was such a beautiful post Lyli! I especially enjoyed your explanation of the four ways to walk in wisdom. Excellent! I love practical posts that are equal to their inspiration:) Thank you for this:)

  10. June January 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Practical and grace-filled encouragement, as always. Thank you, Lyli!

  11. Debbie Kitterman January 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Lyli – YES! I too want to be like lady wisdom. I want to always be attentive and open to receive and I love your 4 points… My ears are perked and attentive. blessings to you this week.

  12. Sherry January 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    Yes, wonderful post on “Lady Wisdom.” She knows who her Lord is by getting on her knees and repenting. All coming to Jesus begins by repenting. Too many seem to think they have nothing to repent, yikes if they could see it through the words in the bible. I saw it that way last year when I read it and I repented. Thanks fo hosting!


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