8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Notice that the first part of this verse says a man will be praised, honored, respected not because of his IQ or his store of knowledge, but according to his wisdom. The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about the importance of wisdom. So, if it’s not intelligence, then what is it?
Proverbs 14:1 says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” It is not wise to reject God. It is, in fact, foolish, showing a lack of understanding and a spirit that is perverse. In fact, the man who disclaims God is corrupt, having done abominable works. There is no one that does good apart…
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