Bible reading: Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, Proverbs 3:13
The book of Proverbs teaches us a beatitude: "Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold." Proverbs 3:13-14. Blessed means going on the correct path of life, well destined; blessed also means being free from error, from sin.
This passage from the book of proverbs also explains what the retribution of wisdom is: "Long life is in her right hand; and in her left hand are riches and honor", Proverbs 3:16. The Bible uses another term for "long life" and that term is immortality.
God is immortal but can transmit this spiritual gift in a limited way on the physical plane, and this is the gift of health, longevity: "To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life". Romans 2:7; "In the familiarity with the wisdom is the immortality", Wisdom 8:17; "For to know you is perfect justice, and to know your power is the root of immortality", Wisdom 15:3. Longevity or immortality is one of the returns of wisdom.
The text of Proverbs tells us in his left hand are riches and honor, wisdom brings with it the seed of prosperity and the common good, wisdom is edifying, progressive, benevolent: "The manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good", 1 Corinthians 12:7.
A beatitude of the gospel reminds us that wisdom returns us good fame, honor and glory: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God", Matthew 5:9. This beatitude responds to the gift of wisdom and its return is the fame of God, those who live with wisdom are called "children of God".
The proverbs book then summarizes for us that the main rewards of wisdom are prosperity, the common good, longevity and good reputation.
But there is something else: "Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace", Proverbs 3:17. That is the ways of wisdom are the ways of peace. We know peace through wisdom, the knowledge of the correct means of living.
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