Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  For the merchandise of it is better than silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every on that retaineth her.

Proverbs 3:13-18

I was reading this chapter of Proverbs this morning, and these verses stuck out to me.  I have probably read them a hundred times and I’ve thought about them before, and I know that wisdom is a very important thing.  But it struck me this morning from these verses just how important it is.  It makes you happy (vs 13), it is better than silver (14) and better than gold (14), it is more precious than rubies (15), it is better than anything you could want (15), it gives you long days (16), riches (16), and honour (16), it is pleasant (17) and peaceful (17), it gives life (18), and again, brings happiness (18).  What else in the entire world can do all of that?

Wisdom really is the key to everything.  As Proverbs 4:7 tells us, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”  Wisdom will help us in every area of life.  If you need help financially, you need wisdom.  If you need help emotionally, you need wisdom.  If you need help physically, you need wisdom.  And, of course, if you need help spiritually, you need wisdom.

If wisdom is such a great thing, to be desired over everything else, how do we get wisdom?  That is simple: from God’s Word.  Read it, study it, love it and obey it.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Ben,

    My grandma used to remind us of the “wisdom and understanding” quote over and over again. For the life of me, I couldn’t get what she was saying. Now that I am older (and wiser 😉 ), the dots have somehow connected.

    Praying we will lean on His wisdom even in those moments when we think we have it all worked out.



  2. Thanks Ben…I am so glad Jesus is the “Wisdom in Solomon’s cry.” I ask of Him and do not doubt. He will show me the way to it!


  3. I have need of wisdom everyday, throughout the day, and come to Him asking. May I ask more and more often! And yes, for understanding too. This was great Ben! Thank you and God bless you!


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