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Do you Hope for Pleasant Ways and Peaceful Paths your Whole Life Long?

“My son, find wisdom…
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 3:16-18

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.”

James 3:17

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

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Why Wisdom Wins ‘Best Choice Award’ in Every Value Match

“My son…
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.”

Proverbs 3:13-15

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.

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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

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How to Measure Your Treasure

“My son…
Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”

Proverbs 3:9-10

My beloved child,

Let the Lord teach you how to measure your treasure. If you honor Him with your wealth, He will see you as a trustworthy candidate for more. He said, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10)

But don’t exercise faithfulness with your money just for increase. Learning to measure your treasure goes so much deeper than that.

When you bring the first part of your paycheck to God in tithes and offerings, your heart will connect with His. Isn’t that what He said? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21).

When you measure your treasure by His ability to use it, you will begin to see that what you have is more than enough. You will be content; therefore, every new blessing will be overflow.

God may choose to increase the amount of your wealth as you honor Him with what you have, but you can bank on this for sure: what you have will be magnified when you view it from a heart in step with the Lord. Let God show you how to measure your treasure; it will go far, and so will you.

You are truly and deeply cared for.

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, and Fear the One You Trust.