The 3 Keys Unlock
Last time we pointed out the 3 Keys to life. Today, we are going to look at what these 3 Keys unlock. The name of the 3 Keys:
Key 1: Wisdom
Key 2: Knowledge
Key 3: Understanding
Most Christians know God says wisdom is the principal thing. Proverbs 4:7 KJV
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Wisdom is a Key then. If I were to ask you, what does wisdom mean? You might use the dictionary definition – wisdom is the right use or exercise of knowledge. Based on the dictionary definition, then wisdom is applying what you know, right? Wrong. Well wrong according to God. And herein lies the key.
The “Wisdom of this world” God made foolish, 1 Corinthians 1:19-31. So how does God define wisdom? I am glad you asked. If you use what I call a watered down version of God’s word, you may not see this. But if you use the old fashioned King James Bible, you will see this.
[ Note: When you start messing with God’s word you are asking for trouble. God does not have 63 versions of what he said. I choose to stick with the 1611 King James and yes I have a reprint of the original 1611.]
How does God define wisdom? And why does it matter?
God defines wisdom in:
Proverbs 9:10 – the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
And in –
Job 28:28 – And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;
So what does “the fear of the Lord” mean? Are we to be afraid of God?
God defines what the “fear of the Lord ” is in Proverbs 8:13-14 KJV “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.”
So the fear of the Lord is to hate evil and the evil way. So wisdom is defined by God as hating evil, hating the evil way, hating the froward mouth, hating pride and arrogancy. And friends, that is Key #1.
But what does that key unlock? I am glad you asked. The wisdom key unlocks the spiritual man. Unlike Key # 2 Knowledge which unlocks the soul man, (soul is mind, will and emotions), and Key # 3 is Understanding and that unlocks mankind’s flesh/body man,
Key # 1 is Wisdom and that unlocks our spirit man.
It is one thing to know there are 3 Keys and it is good to know what these 3 Keys unlock but what do you do with this, how do you use the Keys? I am glad you asked. You can have 3 boxes and 3 Keys. You can know what is inside the box (know what the Bible says) and you can have the Keys to unlock these boxes, but you can not have what is in the boxes until you go through the lock.
You have to put your Key into the lock and turn the key to unlock the box. The lock is the heart. I tried to put a diagram together to help explain this. I used my man Alex I created in Blender 3D (Click Blender 3D to go to their site and download free 3D imaging) on the left side showing Spirit, Soul and Body. On the right side, the 3 Keys – Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding.
Knowledge is all about the mind, the soul. Do we live and act based on our soul? No. Galatians 5 says live in the spirit, walk in the spirit and be led by the Spirit.
Understanding is about our body, our flesh. When we understand if we do this, then that will happen. That is a real time event that affects our body. I will get into that more later.
But Wisdom, the principal thing, is spirit related. Wisdom is the Key. And the Wisdom Key unlocks our spirit man and walking, living and being led by the Spirit. And the lock is the heart. When we put the Wisdom Key into the lock, the heart, it unlocks our spiritual walk with God.
Here is the chart.
If you click on the chart it should enlarge. We will look at this more next time. Until then, God loves you my friend, just the way you are. Come to Jesus Christ and give him your heart.