Worthwhile Wisdom

Read: Proverbs 10

A man once asked God, “What does a billion dollars mean to you who are all powerful?”

“Hardly a penny.”  God said.

The man then asked God, “And what are a thousand centuries to you?”

God answered “Hardly a second!”

Thinking he had God backed into a corner, the man then said, “If that’s the case, O Lord, then give me a penny!”  God replied, “Sure, just give me a minute.”

Perhaps you have heard that before?  I ran across it again recently online.  The idea behind that is that wisdom is not outsmarting God, wisdom is living in and with God.  Wisdom is being in Christ and surrounded by Christ.  Wisdom is eating and drinking from the feast God has prepared for us.  God’s Word is full of wisdom and the book of Proverbs has an abundance of it for us.

It’s hard to pick just one chapter of Proverbs because there is so much in each chapter.  These Proverbs of Solomon are short, one or two verse bursts of Godly wisdom. One verse will talk about how hatred stirs up conflict, but love conquers all wrongs.  The next might speak of how the fear (reverence) of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked come to nothing. Nothing in this world compares to the knowledge and wisdom of God.  Proverbs has it if you will open to its pages.

Make It Personal:  Spend some time this week in Proverbs and ask for the wisdom of God to be real to you and known to you.  Take these great nuggets of wisdom and apply them to your life as you head out the door.  Like this one, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Be blessed this week,  Glen Rhodes