Remember in Proverbs 8:11, we are told that wisdom’s worth is incomparable. Proverbs 3:14 says, “For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.”
Some 400 years before Christ, the Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles himself a man of means – wrote, “Wisdom outweighs any wealth.”
Why is wisdom so valuable?
When you apply wisdom to your life, a wealth of benefits will connect to you. Proverbs 3 and 4 describe some of the benefits wisdom will add to your life:
Long life (3:16)
Riches and honour (3:16)
A stumble-free walk (3:23)
Anxiety free (3:24)
Sweet sleep (3:24)
Healing and health (4:22)
I don’t know of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy all of these benefits me included! What about you? The great news is that we can, simply by daily and consistently applying God’s freely available wisdom to our lives.
It may sound obvious, but we can never run out of room for wisdom God makes it available in unlimited supply and ever-increasing measure if you continue to pursue it throughout your life. No matter how full of wisdom you think you are, there’s always room for more!
Benjamin Franklin once said, “The doors of wisdom are never shut.” Wisdom is always crying out wherever you are and in whatever circumstance you find yourself. Perhaps you can hear wisdom’s voice competing for your attention right now. Are you in the process of making a decision between what you want and what you know is best? Wisdom is crying out to you “Choose me!” If you do, the benefits are a guarantee.
PRAYER: Today Lord, help me to recognise the voice of Your wisdom and apply it to my life so that I can enjoy all the benefits You have planned for me. I ask You also that I will grow daily in Your wisdom and be a source of godly wisdom to others.
—from “How To Maximise Your Life” daily devotional
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