“WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY”
For years I have read a Bible Proverb a day and collected my observations and lessons learned for applying wisdom to our everyday situations. Wisdom is the principal thing, the Bible says. Get wisdom and in all your getting, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)
Everyday, when reading Proverbs, I never fail to gain a truth, nugget or insight for use throughout that day. Whether it is encouragement for work, kindness toward my children or a deeper understanding of my own frailty and God’s majesty, the Proverbs are always 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 all need. I see Jesus Christ as wisdom personified — see Proverbs 8 and let me know what you think about that. I hope to share a Proverb-a-day with you.
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: Of all the things I am desiring today, is wisdom at the top of the list?
Act: Make a list of your 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 your list.
Let me know how it goes. Don’t expect perfection while we live on Earth.