Proverbs 4: 7, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Seeking and finding wisdom is one of the most important things we can do in our walk before God. Obtaining the wisdom, we gain understanding. Though the gaining of wisdom and understanding may cost all we have, it is of the greatest benefit to us. Matthew 13:45-46 talks about the Kingdom of heaven likened to a merchant who was seeking goodly pearls and when he found that one pearl of great price he sold all he had and bought it. This should be our motive, to gain wisdom and do everything we can to obtain it. It should be our prayer each morning that we will grow in wisdom to know God better.
I’m reminded of Solomon when God told him to ask anything he would and God would grant it to him. And the most important thing to Solomon could ask for was wisdom! Let’s review 2 Chronicles 1:7-12, “In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people that is so great? And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
Imagine the desire for wisdom Solomon had, that he sought only wisdom and knowledge to rule the people. And because our God gives liberally to those who seek and ask of Him, Solomon not only received the wisdom; God gave him great riches, wealth and honor.
As we come before the LORD this day, let us seek after wisdom with our whole heart. Let us lay down those things in our lives that encumber us and let us pick up His Word to lead and guide us.
Prayer: Father, when we abide in your Word and seek after wisdom the meditations of our heart is open to receive your great gift. LORD, open our minds and hearts to receive your wisdom and cause us to thirst after your Word to learn more each day. Cause us to desire truth in our innermost being and purge us from our sins and cleanse us whiter than snow. LORD, you sent redemption to your people; you have commanded your covenant forever; you are holy and your name is honored. LORD, you have told us that the reverence of the LORD Is the beginning of wisdom and those who obey you will gain understanding. We praise you for your promises. Grant us wisdom as we walk before you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
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