How Do I Obtain Wisdom? | "Wisdom is a Choice" Podcast Series

Our number one most-popular Jesus' Economy Podcast episode of 2019 was "How Do I Obtain Wisdom?," a sermon on Proverbs 1–2. This episode is now the launching point for a 16-part series, covering every chapter of the ultimate wisdom book, Proverbs. What better way to start 2020 than by marking our lives by God's wisdom?

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:7 NIV).

Join us for the "Wisdom is a Choice" series by listening to "How Do I Obtain Wisdom?" and subscribing to the Jesus' Economy Podcast on iTunesSpotify, or SoundCloud.

Being Wise Is a Choice: A Sermon on Proverbs 1–2

How do I obtain wisdom? This is the question behind most of the questions that pastors receive? We're all searching for wisdom, for answers to the difficult situations we encounter week in and week out. But let's be honest: We want answers quickly, as quick as a fast food restaurant stop. Yet wisdom doesn't work that way. It takes time. It is also a choice.

In this sermon, I examine Proverbs 1–2 to shows that being wise is a choice. It's a difficult one, and a daily one, but the choice of wisdom is of immeasurable worth. Think of how much better our world will be if each of us make this the year that we choose wisdom.

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John Barry
John Barry


CEO and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the General Editor of the highly acclaimed Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary. His new book is Jesus' Economy: A Biblical View of Poverty, the Currency of Love, and a Pattern for Lasting Change. It is widely endorsed by Christian leaders from around the world.