Wisdom is not a word that is readily used today, neither is it something that is marketed as the greatest asset to possess. But wisdom is a key to life. Wisdom is actually a person. Christ is wisdom personified. Seeking Christ is seeking life. The world seeks the fruit of wisdom – if it be riches, long life or honour, but yet it does not understand that there is a greater goal to attain to, and the fruit is lasting. Even in the pursuit of wisdom there is a reward, for it is in the seeking that the person who finds wisdom learns to really value what they find. Below is an excerpt from Proverbs 3 encouraging us to seek after wisdom.
- Rewards in riches, honour, long life and peace. Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding;14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand, In her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her.
- God founded the earth in wisdom. 19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens;
20 By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.
- Encourage our children to hold onto wisdom for wisdom brings grace, safety, secure footing and peace and confidence. 21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes—Keep sound wisdom and discretion; 22 So they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck. 23 Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble. 24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; 26 For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.
Wow what an encouragement to seek after wisdom! Wisdom is a person! Seek His face today!