Proverbs 4:5 (NIV) “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them”
Every morning on the way to drop off my children at school, we have what we call “devo-time” in the car. That is a time where my daughter reads her devotional and my son reads his, we pray and we sing a worship song to the Lord (I have a long ride). Today’s portion of scripture on my son’s devotional was Proverbs 4:1-27. It spoke about wisdom and the importance of pursuing it and keeping it. I’ve read that portion several times before, but for some reason today it seemed as if the words were bulging out at me. It was as if the Lord was right before me telling me, “SEEK WISDOM MY DAUGHTER”.
I admit it was a pretty amazing feeling! You see, most of the problems we encounter on our day to day life are because we lack wisdom. We get into situations before even consulting God, but when we reach dead ends we blame Him. We get into relationships without His approval, but when our partner begins to act up we get angry and wonder why we always attract the same type of guys/girls. We live beyond our means and over spend our money but when we don’t have enough to pay the rent at the end of the month; we wonder who the Lord’s provision belongs to.
If we can be completely honest this morning, we tend to generate our own problems sometimes. But the Lord is telling us this morning “You cannot complain about things you permit.” Ouch….that stung! But it’s the truth. The word of God is clear on what the outcome is when we pursue wisdom. Wisdom prolongs your life, it brings peace and prosperity. It helps you win favor and makes your paths straight. It brings health to your body and fills you with overflowing peace and joy. Wisdom is more profitable than
silver and gold. It keeps you safe and blesses those around you. It also keeps your foot from being snared and helps you to inherit honor.
I don’t know about you, but gaining God’s wisdom sounds to me like the best way to live. Let’s quit making decisions based on our emotions, impulses and limited intelligence. Let’s seek God and His guiding wisdom in order to live a life that is full of His greatness.
Pray with me: Father, this morning I pray for wisdom. I pray that You help me to no longer act out of my flesh, but instead out of Your Spirit. I am tired of seeing the same mountains in front of me. I need a different scenario Lord. Thank You for Your word, because it is alive and well. Help me heed to Your understanding so that all of my ways can become prosperous. Thank You Lord, because change begins today. Amen!
Penned by Evelyn Suarez