“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding”.
The word, “happy,” is the Hebrew word, “esher”, meaning also, “blessed,” and used as an interjected expression.
Deuteronomy 33:29, “Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee , O people saved by the Lord...”
1Kings 10:8, “Happy are thy men, Happy are thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.”
Job 5:7, “Behold, Happy is the man whom God correcteth...”
Psalm 1:1,”Blessed (esher) is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly...”
Psalm 2:12, “Kiss the Son lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”
Psalm 32:1, “Blessed (or happy) is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...”
Psalm 32:2, “Blessed (or happy) is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.”
Psalm 33:12, “Blessed (or happy) is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.”
Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the Lord is good: Blessed (or happy) is the man that trusteth in Him.”
Psalm 40:4, “Blessed (or happy) is the man who maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
Psalm 41:1, “Blessed (or happy) is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”
Psalm 65:4, “Blessed (or happy) is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts...”
I could go on; Psalms 84:4,5; 89:15; 94:12; 106:3; 112:1; 119:1,2; 127:5...
All of these verses are included in our text of Proverbs 3:13, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom...”, and the truth of this passage is revealed to us in the New Testament so that we can accurately interpret this verse as saying, “Happy is the man who finds the Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 1:24, “But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:30, “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption...”
And it says of Christ in Colossians 2:3, “...in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God that brings happiness to mankind. There is no other wisdom, no other council, and there is no other power that can bring this type happiness or blessedness to man. Please note that in the Scriptures, this happiness or blessedness is centered around various acts of thought by those who are made happy.
Not only do we have the overall act of finding Jesus Christ resulting in happiness or blessedness, but also,
we are made happy when we put our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Psalm 40:4, “Blessed is the man who make th the Lord his trust.”
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