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 6 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 5 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 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