Thanks for joining me for the second week of a “March” through Proverbs. I have been blessed by this time of study together, and I hope you have been also. I love hearing from you! Thank you to those who have shared that you are reading along, and to those who share a verse you love. Ready for week two? Here we go!
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. ~ Proverbs 8:11
If you ever think that obeying God’s ways is for the birds, just pick up your Bible and read Proverbs chapter eight. It extols the multitude of virtues of having wisdom. It explains in detail that wisdom is wonderful, and a prize worth seeking.
Today’s verse sums it up succinctly, in my opinion: It’s better than anything else you could ever desire. Wow.
Here are a few details about wisdom:
- It dwells with prudence, learns new things – verse 12
- It hates pride, arrogance, the evil way and the froward (perverse) mouth. – verse 13
- It sits with princes and kings – verses 16-17
- It possesses riches – verses 18-19
- It was possessed by the LORD before anything was created – verses 22-31
- Happy is the one who seeks after it – verse 34
- To hate wisdom, is to love death – verse 36
Proverbs teaches us more about searching for wisdom in later chapters, but this one points to Whom we can get wisdom, and that is from God Himself. From a relationship with Jehovah, we can have light to guide us on this path of life. When we sorrow, He illuminates our path despite our tears. In times of worry, He comforts us in His Word. In times of stress, He meets us on our knees. With God lives wisdom, and the man or woman who seeks it, is on the path of life.
For whoso findeth me [wisdom] findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. ~ Proverbs 8:35
Do you know God? You can only know Him through His Son, Jesus. Has Christ, the Good Shepherd, been calling your name? If so, answer Him, and begin walking with Wisdom, the Lord Himself.
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Verse 11 is also my favorite from Chapter 8. I’m going on a treasure hunt today!