The Worth of Wisdom…priceless

Proverbs 8:11, “For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.”

Wisdom.  So many seek it, so few find it.  Wisdom does not come from memorizing textbooks or studying all your life.  Wisdom comes from God.

Solomon, David’s son, was considered the wisest by all.  That wisdom was not from him, but from God who granted the wisdom to Solomon.  Solomon knew the worth of wisdom and knew that all the riches in the world were not comparable to wisdom.  In the end, Solomon got both wisdom and riches.

Through prayer, wisdom is granted by God.  The wisdom that is most needed is that of the need for a Savior.  Jesus came to this world to save us from sin and death.  Not physical death but spiritual death.  God knows the needs of his creation and will give freely to those who ask.  Wisdom is knowing that we cannot save ourselves, but through full submission to God, we can receive eternal life.

Even with all the knowledge of all the books created in the word, without the gift of God, we are lost.  Wisdom involves knowing the right things.  One book has all the wisdom we need.  That is the Bible.  Through studying the Bible, wisdom is given.

Will you ask for wisdom?  Will you choose the world’s idea of wisdom or God’s?  Only God’s wisdom will save in this world to the next.  Choose God and His wisdom to be the wisest of them all.  Wisdom, made possible by God.

Our wise Heavenly Father,

Thank you for all the wisdom that you bestow on us daily.  Through your Word, we can become wise.  We continue to pray for wisdom daily to decide what is best for our lives.  We know that we cannot exist apart from you and the wisdom that you have.  We ask for a portion of that wisdom to know how to act and live for you.  It is your name we pray.

Amen

Bonus Verse:

James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

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