Proverbs 3:13, “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”
Seeking diligently for wisdom has been our course for this week. If we constantly pursue wisdom, we will find it. Our passage today says “Happy is the man that finds wisdom” (see Psalm 19:10; Psalm 119:72 & 127). There’s absolute joy to our souls when we have wisdom guiding us. The next passage states that wisdom is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
In studying this passage, I’ve turned to the NIV and learned that this verse in addition to the next 5 verses is actually a poem praising wisdom. And from the translation of the NIV, the passage starts in verse 13 with the word blessed and ends in verse 18 with the word blessed. I think of the passage in Matthew that says, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6). Our lives are complete when we thirst after God and seek His wisdom.
I’m trusting as we speak on wisdom this week that you understand the wisdom we’re seeking is God’s wisdom, not our own or that of the world. Paul reminds us in 1Corinthians 3:18 – 20 that we’re not to deceive ourselves with the wisdom of the world; for the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness and again, the LORD knows the thoughts of the wise and they are vain! So, as we come before Him today, are we seeking knowledge and wisdom for ourselves or for God’s Glory?
Prayer: Father, help us to experience your peace as it rules in our hearts. We have been called in one body through Christ and we are thankful. Cause us to turn to your Word to allow Christ to dwell richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing us through psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord. LORD, whatever we do in word or deed, we want to do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God. Cause our hearts to thirst for wisdom and seek its precious treasures. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©