For years, Carmen has read a Bible Proverb a day and collected observations and lessons learned for applying wisdom to her everyday situations. Wisdom is the principal thing, the Bible says. Get wisdom and in all your getting, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)

Every day, when reading Proverbs, Carmen never fails to gain truth, a nugget or insight for use throughout that day. Whether it is an encouragement for work, kindness toward her children or a deeper understanding of her own frailty and God’s majesty, Proverbs are always useful, alive and wonderful.

The book of James says that if anyone lacks wisdom, they should ask of God. This is the key. God’s wisdom is what we need. Carmen see’s Jesus Christ as wisdom personified — Read Proverbs 8 and let Carmen know what you think.

Today: Proverbs 8:10-11 “Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.”

Think/Ask: Of all the things I desire today, is wisdom at the top of my list?

Act: Make a list of activities and desires for today; be sure time alone with Jesus is on that list — I suggest at the top. Life so easily distracts us with busyness and every priority under the sun. If we truly desire to grow in our faith and in wisdom, we must spend time with HIM who is the image of the invisible God and is Himself the only true God. Wisdom comes from God; from Jesus. Spend time with Him first thing today, then attack that list.

I hope you gain HIS wisdom today. Let me know how it goes. Don’t expect perfection while we live on Earth.




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