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Read: Proverbs 4

People spend a lot of money these days to get an education. College education’s continue to rise in price and students continue to go into debt in order to attain their degree’s. Learning and gaining knowledge is always a good thing. But too often people seek worldly knowledge while allowing Godly knowledge to take a back seat.

Proverbs is a book in the Bible in which Solomon shares the importance of gaining wisdom and knowledge from above. In the entire 4th Proverb he does not mention God once, and yet if you go back to Proverbs 1 you realize that all of his Proverbs assume that Godly wisdom is the most important.

In Proverbs 1:7 he says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” All of Proverbs confirms the wisdom and guidance of God throughout the Bible. Solomon is speaking as a father speaks to his son whom he cares about deeply.

We are truly blessed to have God’s Word passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. No other book is like it in age or in its power to transform life. We would do well to read it, study it, apply it, and allow it to shape us into wise Godly followers of Jesus Christ.

Bill Gothard once said, “Wisdom is seeing life from God’s point of view.” Vance Havner once noted that many college professors are searching for wisdom while the janitors that clean their offices may have discovered it years ago.

That is a testimony that this wisdom that comes from God is for all people and sometimes we would do good to see that wisdom in people whom the world may overlook. I recently read a book entitled “Lead, For God’s Sake” by Todd Gongwer, in which the janitor of the school shared his Godly wisdom on leadership with the struggling and frustrated high school basketball coach.

That was his calling and ministry, not only to be the janitor of the school but to help lead others to find God’s will and God’s direction for their life. Proverbs is only the beginning of this heavenly wisdom. I hope you will find time in your busy schedules to seek out the true wisdom of God in his word. It’s free and it’s more valuable in life than all of the wisdom we go into debt to attain.

Make it personal: Did you know that there are 31 Proverbs? That means that you can read one Proverb each day and finish the book in a month. Get Wisdom!

Have a great week,
Glen Rhodes, Minister of Discipling and Community Life, Arthur Mennonite Church