How can wisdom protect us from evil, as revealed in Wisdom 7:28-29?

The Bible talks a lot about the importance of wisdom and how it can help us live a life that is righteous and pleasing to God. In Wisdom 7:28-29, we find a passage that highlights the importance of wisdom as a protection against evil: “For God loves only those who live with wisdom. She is more radiant than the sun and surpasses all constellations. She is more radiant than the sun. it is brighter than light itself, for light gives way to night, but malice does not overcome wisdom”.

Here wisdom is described as something more radiant than the sun, brighter than light and superior to the constellations. This description emphasizes the importance of wisdom as a protection against evil, for when we have wisdom we are able to discern right from wrong and avoid paths that could lead to evil.

Furthermore, wisdom teaches us to be humble and to fear God, avoiding arrogance and presumption, which are open doors to evil. In Proverbs 1:7 we read, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” This means that when we have wisdom and fear God, we are able to keep away from evil and pursue what is good and just.

Therefore, wisdom is an essential tool for living a life according to God’s principles and protecting ourselves against evil. By seeking wisdom from God, we are able to discern right from wrong and make decisions that bring us closer to Him.

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267. What is the essential rite of Confirmation?

548. How did the first Christian community in Jerusalem pray?

408. What is involved in the common good?

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