11 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.
Proverbs 9:11 (NLT)
The above verse tell us more benefits of wisdom. Wisdom is not just knowledge in the brains alone. It delivers results. Proverbs 9:11 lists down 2 benefits of wisdom:
1. Multiplying our days.
2. Adding years to our life.
Let us look into them in detail. Please note that both benefits must be different or God will not put them together in the same verse. The second benefit is obvious. It means wisdom can increase our life span. If you have wisdom, you will live longer than those who don’t. The more wisdom you have, the longer your life span will be.
“How long can I live then?”
16With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.
Psalm 91:16 (Amplified)
The answer is as long as you want. God promised to satisfy us with long lives. This means the only thing that limits our life span on earth is our satisfaction. We are going to live as long as we are satisfied. If you are satisfied with living up to 100 years old then God will give you a life span up to 100 years. If you are satisfied with living up to 1,000 years old then God will give you a life span up to 1,000 years. As for me, I intend to live through the Wealth Transfer where I will receive all the wealth of the sinners and up to the Rapture where I will ascend to heaven without having to experience death. I don’t think I will ever know what it feels like when one is in the state of dying and I have no complains over that.
The primary means God uses to satisfy us with long lives is through wisdom. This means if we are interested to live long lives, we have to read the Bible, pray and listen to faith messages. There is no other way around this.
This truth will also help us to sustain our faith and confidence when we are faced with situations that threaten our lives. What will happen if you are in the middle of a plague that has killed millions of people? What if you happened to be in a plane that was hijacked by some terrorists and they intend to crash it to a building? Will you be panicked? Will you be confused? Will you resign to your “fate”, say your last prayers and prepare to die, even though you wish to live?
If you are truly convinced beyond doubt that God satisfies you with long life and he has given you wisdom to add years to your life, you will be able to face the situation confidently through the hope of God. You will be able to say, “No weapons formed against me shall prosper.” As such you will have the faith to pray to overcome the situation and result in not only saving yourself but also many others.
If you are in the middle a plague, you will not be infected by it because you believe Jesus had taken all your sicknesses and diseases at the Cross. Even if you have been infected, you can still believe to he healed from it. Instead, you will start infecting the victims around you with your healing. You have successfully used your faith to turn the situation around through the infection of your healing.
When you are in a plane hijacked by the terrorist, you will have the faith to believe that God is still in control of the plane even it the terrorists are in the cockpit right now. You may not know what to do but you know he who is on you is greater than he who is in the world. This includes the he who is in the cockpit. You know for sure that since God has promised to satisfy you with long life, you will not die in the plane because you are not satisfied with it. You will be in peace in the midst of chaos. You will be able to listen to the instructions from God and he will deliver you. As long as you don’t give up believing, God is able to use you to defeat the terrorists. The situation will turn around and the terrorists’ plot will not succeed.
The other benefit of wisdom is the multiplication of our days. This refers to the quality of our lives. What is the use of having a long life if you are constantly poor, sick, depressed, anxious, fearful and full of hate? I would rather have 10 years of prosperity, health, joy and peace than 100 years of poverty, sickness, sorrow and anxiety. When God multiplies our days, he increases the quality of our lives. One day can give us more joy than 10 days for others.
This means God does not want us to have only long lives alone. He wants quality as well. Our lives must be filled with joy. God wants us to be joyful and he gives us wisdom to achieve that.
23In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
24Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:23-24 (NIV)
According to the above verses, Jesus wants our joy to complete and he intends to achieve that by promising us that his Father will give us whatever we ask in his name. Therefore, start asking God for things that will make you happy. It is the will of God for our joy to be complete and he will give us anything we ask for in Jesus’ name.
“What if I ask for wrong and evil things?”
Then God will correct you and show you what to ask for.
This is also the reason why we need to spend time with God in prayers, reading the Bible and listening to faith messages. Your faith will grow along with your wisdom. Your days will be multiplied and years will be added to your life.