The Lord giveth wisdom

gold pan with golden nuggetsProverbs 2:3-6 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

One of my earliest memories is my mom taking us to pan for gold flakes. I remember being there, with other parents and children around us doing the same. People would spend 30 minutes, 45 minutes, even an hour or more to find a couple small, almost weightless flakes of gold. And people get into that. I also remember a friend of mine whose friend was getting into gold mining. He told him how they spend a lot of money on their equipment, go out for days and weeks to prepare, risk their lives while digging and exploring, and search tediously through the earth for gold.

This morning, I’m reminded to passionately seek wisdom from the Lord – for true wisdom comes from Him and His Word. This morning’s Proverbs tells us that if we’re going to receive godly wisdom, we must be willing to search the Word of God like we are searching for silver, or for hidden treasures.  We’re to put time and passion and energy, sifting through the Word looking for the nugget that we need, and that God has for us. Might we place a high value on wisdom from God. But let us remember the prerequisite: “if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom…”

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