Being fruitful in the House of God is wisdom and understanding
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits..
Proverbs 24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
True knowledge is a skill, a perception, a discernment revealed to the humble before the Lord. So it is fit for purpose which is to produce fruit.
Man chose the serpents lie and his heart was darkened by tainted knowledge – he partook of the fruit of death.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast .. eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it.. .. dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Therefore God now has to teach us wisdom and understanding in order for us to survive in this fallen world and begin to participate in the life of heaven.
Wisdom and Understanding
Job 28:20,21 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Job 28:28 ..Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs is a book of instructions on how to live a skillful fruitful life. The Holy Spirit has come to teach us to do this which is hidden from the world.
So the deeper life is a learning – every day there is something new to experience and understand. However it is only the humble heart that grasps this God given understanding.
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
The House Of God
1Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
In the House of God fruitfulness is serving and glorifying God. This is the wisdom of God displayed by changed understanding hearts.
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
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