13Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, 14for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold. 15She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 16Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy. 19The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; 20by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew. Proverbs 3:13-20
Who in your life is the epitome of wisdom? Was there a special person that you sought out for advice, or you knew would help you find the answer? Who just exuded wisdom?
My maternal Grandmother was wise. Whether it was an old Irish saying or just plain words, she could sum up situations and give guidance.
While I was too young to remember anything he said, my paternal Grandfather showed wisdom as he walked across town visiting all of his grandchildren. My memories are of a wizened face bringing a feeling of security (and Circus Peanuts candy!).
Throughout my life I’ve sought wisdom. I try to look at all situations through different lenses and make decisions based on wisdom. And I try to offer that same wisdom to those I encounter.
James 1:5 says If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. It is worthy prayer for us all.
As you journey through this week, seek wisdom.