“My son…Proverbs 3:13-15
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.”
My beloved child,
Wisdom will always win. It is the single item of greatest and unmatched value that you will ever acquire. Seek it, find it, guard it. This will be the recurring best choice you will ever make. Nothing would make me prouder than to see you sitting on a fat stack of Godly wisdom!
It is possible – no, it is likely – that you will be tempted by that which glistens more seductively. Silver seems profitable, gold promises returns in any market, and precious gems lure you with their very name and ask for your desire. But these things will vanish and fade.
Do not be deceived. Wisdom wins in every value match, every time. It is proven to be unsurpassed in profitability and promises superior returns for your investment. It is that precious item whose desirability is incomparable. Collect wisdom. Stay the course. Build your stash, precept upon precept. It will equip you always.
Believe God when He tells you that wisdom is better than wealth. Obey Him when He tells you how to find favor. God says “blessed are those who find wisdom” and this is why wisdom wins ‘Best Choice Award’ in every value match.
You are truly and deeply loved and prayed for.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”Psalm 111:10
This post is part of a series which was born the day my son moved out of the house. Please read Wait, one more thing! for the backstory.
Other posts in this series, which you might enjoy, are:
Live Long and Prosper
Fear the One You Trust
How to Measure your Treasure
Don’t Despise Discipline from the One Who Delights in You