Proverbs 8 – August 8

CC Image courtesy of Mark Herpel on Flickr.

CC Image courtesy of Mark Herpel on Flickr.

Proverbs 8
Author: Matthew Killough

How do you count your wealth? In dollars? In real estate? In stock options? In collectables? We all have an unfortunate flaw: we think the things we own are worth more than their actual value. The writer of Proverbs has been reminding us that one thing is worth more than others. In case you have not been paying attention this one thing is wisdom.

“Choose my instruction instead of silver,
knowledge rather than choice gold,
for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 8:10 – 11

Here is where popular thinking has it all wrong! Wealth is not measured by the balance in your 401(K) but by the wisdom you have gained in life. Who is the “go to” source for all this wisdom-wealth? None other than the creator of the universe! Even better, God is not stingy with his wisdom. James writes “If you any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5). So stop spending so much time worrying about your retirement account and pay more attention to your eternity account. Collect wisdom.

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