My greatest treasure is not money,
or any of my ‘stuff’.
My greatest treasure is wisdom. Wisdom – so I can navigate successfully through all of the valleys and hills and blind curves of my life. I’ve been memorizing wisdom scripture this last 8 years. I have an extremely bad memory so it is really God who is etching his Word on my heart – I just faithfully get out my memory cards every day. I found out why God commands me to memorize his truth 7 years ago when tragedy blew my life apart. God used the words he carved into my brain to keep my soul from crumbling into a million painful pieces when my son, David Glasser, a Phoenix Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty.
God tells us in the first chapter of James that he gives us generous amounts of wisdom when we ask for it. I’ve been asking, I need it and I’m not going stop.
King Solomon asked for wisdom at a crucial time in his reign and God responded by making him the wisest man who ever lived. The news about King Solomon spread and we read in 1 King 10 that the historically famous Queen of Sheba decided to go visit him. She knew about King Solomon’s extreme wealth but she was not interested in that — she was crazy rich herself. She was not interested in his palaces or any of his numerous possessions.
The Queen of Sheba came to test Solomon’s wisdom. That’s what motivated her to take a very dangerous 1200 mile trip on camels through a desert filled with thieves and criminals.
When the Queen of Sheba asked Solomon all of her many questions, he had an answer for everything. She was surprised. She didn’t think any man could have that kind of wisdom.
Before she left, she said to Solomon, “How happy your people must be! How happy your officials, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!” 1 Kings 10:8.
I can’t help thinking – are the people who hang out with you and me happy about all the wisdom they hear from us every day? Maybe we should be asking for more?
All wisdom comes from God and he generously gives it to us when we ask. It is our greatest treasure.
Thank you, Abba Father
2 thoughts on “My Greatest Treasure”
I truly appreciated reading your message this morning. You’re absolutely right, God does provide us with wisdom when we are open and are able to acknowledge that we do fall short. It’s because God is so good and has such great love for us that He provides the kind of wisdom that is multi-applicable in every area of life. He never just sprinkles it on or gives us some “life hack”. He places within us a deep seated wisdom that transcends all seasons of life and all times. I truly am saddened about the death of your son. I remember reading about it and seeing his picture and thinking to myself that he had a kind smile and gentle eyes. As his mother, I’m sure you are well aware of this. His death is truly heartbreaking and I pray that you are able to find comfort in the Lord. You’ve faced the unimaginable and the fact that you are here blessing the world with your knowledge is a testament to the glory of God. Thank you for this reminder. I appreciate your perspective.
Thank you so much for your encouragement. I really appreciate it. God has been my rock through this unbelievably terrible storm. He makes all things possible. Love you💙💙