“My child, do not forget my teachings but keep my commands in your heart for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the site of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruit of all your crops. Then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine. My child, do not despise the Lords discipline and do no resent his rebuke because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father, the daughter he delights in.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, who gains understanding. For she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. ”
Such awesome wisdom from God! As we soak in your word, dear Father, please change us, renew us, make us wise.
“Nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor.”
Nothing we desire compares to having wisdom.
And we get it for free from God who gives generously to all who ask .
This is the nugget of truth that just keeps repeating within God’s word.
Over and over.
And we’re soaking this in as we memorize his word.
We’re asking for your wisdom, Father.
We only want a long life if it’s lived well with you at the center.
We only want riches and honor if they are the right ones for us because they come from you.
You have promised in James 1 that you generously give wisdom to us when we ask. But when we ask, we must believe and not doubt. We believe it, please help us live it out.
In the precious name of Jesus we pray, Amen.