“My son, find wisdom…Proverbs 3:16-18
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.”
My beloved child,
Do you hope for pleasant ways and peaceful paths your whole life long? I desire this for you, so much! Wisdom keeps the keys to these luxuries. Don’t settle for counterfeit knowledge, which will over-promise and under-deliver. Acquire the wisdom which radiates from God Himself.
Embrace wisdom with every ounce of you. As her arms encircle you, take hold of the long life that is in her right hand and the riches and honor she has for you in her left.
Stay beside her because her ways are pleasant. She traipses on paths of peace. Oh, treachery will come! But you will be unshakable if you have wisdom. Meander with her and you will experience her wonder.
Do you hope to be whole and full of life? Wisdom is the tree from which grow the blessings you seek. Take hold of her, put your roots down with her. Hold fast and you will thrive.
It is my hope for you to enjoy pleasant ways and peaceful paths your whole life long. I pray you always persist in your pursuit of wisdom; that you hold her fast, come what may. You are blessed. You are a blessing.
You are truly and deeply cared for.
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
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
Why Wisdom Wins ‘Best Choice Award’ in Every Value Match