Sunday, December 24, 2023

Do We See the Value of Wisdom?

By Wes Garland
    Wisdom is defined as the capacity of the mind that involves both knowledge and the ability to direct the mind toward a full understanding of human life and toward its moral fulfillment (Baker Encyclopedia). If you consider this, it is something that would be a valuable thing to have to live this life. However, not everyone sees the true value of this  and wants to live their lives the way they want to live it. As a result, people make bad choices, go down paths they should avoid, and end up living a life full of misery, stress, and anxiety. But what does God say concerning the wisdom that comes from Him?
Proverbs 3:13-18
13 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 honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her   18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her.
    My friends, the way that we look at wisdom will determine the life that we will have. Do we long to have it? Do we long to live a happier, more fulfilled life? One that is profitable and not full of foolish decisions and mistakes? It all begins with how we view wisdom from God and the desire to do what we have to do to obtain it. God us because He made us. Don't you think He would EXACTLY what we need and the direction we need to go to have the best life possible?

- Wesley Garland preaches for Warners Chapel church of Christ in Clemmons, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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