Dig for it!
“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 3:13-15
What do people desire most? Is it money, fame, power, health, a happy marriage, successful kids, or is it happiness and admiration. Some just want the American dream, a home, a family, a decent job, the ability to make ends meet. From the most notorious to the most noble, these desires gnaw away at the heart. As we put more years behind us, we come to value the things that outlast time – integrity, character, virtue, and wisdom.
Wisdom is more than the accumulation of knowledge. It is the expression of that knowledge in conduct towards God and others. When Jesus spoke of a wise person, He spoke of one who not only heard His words, but did them.
Did Jesus die on the cross to give humanity possessions, comfort, popularity, or any such things? No. He said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”(John 10:10).
Abundant life cannot be found in tangible things. All the things desired by the flesh can, and eventually will, bring disappointment and heartache. The only desire that has never failed is the desire to know God and commune with Him through His word and in prayer.
If you’re looking for wisdom today, although it’s considered a gift from God. It cannot be given to those who don’t know how to receive it. If the wisdom transfer is to be made successfully, there are two necessary ingredients: (1) a receptive spirit – wisdom cannot dwell in a self-sufficient, know-it-all heart, and (2) a passionate search – wisdom is compared to jewels, silver, and gold, all precious commodities which require digging. The one who digs for wisdom will find it.
Dear Lord, today I cry out for wisdom. I’ll not to settle for surface knowledge. I’m willing to dig for the treasures of your wisdom. I set myself and your word before me, lead into the rich mines of fortunes of faith.