Pursuing A Treasure That Lasts
“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.” Proverbs 3:13-18
In the book of Proverbs, King Solomon writes that wisdom is more profitable and precious than silver, gold, and rubies. In the New Testament, Jesus tells a parable about a man who discovers a hidden treasure in a field. The man is so overjoyed with his discovery that he sells all he has to buy the field where the treasure is hidden. Jesus’ point? The kingdom of God is worth all we have and we should want it more than anything else.
For the next 51 weeks we’re going to go treasure hunting. What kind of treasure are we looking for? The most precious kind: God’s wisdom.
Why do we need God’s wisdom? Because God’s wisdom is the KEY to understanding this ONE LIFE that we’ve been given on earth. God’s wisdom will help us find and stay on the path to true happiness, fulfillment and then life everlasting. But that’s not all…
God’s wisdom keeps us standing firm when all around is chaos.
God’s wisdom gives us peace in a world of uncertainty.
God’s wisdom lights up the path before us when everything is dark.
God’s wisdom comforts our hearts when heartache comes.
God’s wisdom strengthens us when we’re exhausted and worn out.
God’s wisdom helps us make sense of our lives when nothing seems to make sense.
God’s wisdom protects us from the Devil’s schemes against us.
God’s wisdom fills us with compassion to love others.
God’s wisdom fills us with the courage to stand before beggars and kings alike and proclaim the Truth.
God’s wisdom reminds us of what’s most important when we get distracted.
God’s wisdom calls us back to Him if and when the world has pulled us away.
God’s wisdom keeps us humble and trembling at His word.
God’s wisdom may not give us the answers to our test, but it will teach us how to prepare to take it.
God’s wisdom may not tell us exactly what job to take, but it will teach us how to do the job we take.
God’s wisdom will not only help us find the right person to marry, but more importantly, it will help us be the right person to marry.
God’s wisdom may not make us rich, successful, or powerful on earth, but it will bless us beyond anything this world has to offer.
For the next 51 weeks, we’re going to discover just how practical, useful, and rewarding Biblical wisdom can be for everyday life. Let’s get digging!
“Try to get wisdom and understanding…Don’t turn away from wisdom, and she will protect you. Love her, and she will keep you safe. The first step to becoming wise is to look for wisdom, so use everything you have to get understanding. Love wisdom, and she will make you great. Hold on to wisdom, and she will bring you honor. Wisdom will reward you with a crown of honor and glory.” Proverbs 4:5-9