“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” (Proverbs 16:16 NIV)
We are witnessing the effects of greed in people who are only concerned with amassing riches. What they have forgotten is that none of the riches can be taken with us into eternity, it will all be left for others to fight over or enjoy or rot as time passes.
But wisdom–especially wisdom from on high–creates paths for us not only to get wealth, but distribute it in a manner that will benefit many. With the wisdom that God gives, we can have overflow, abundant wealth that cannot be measured by man’s standards, but will be so much greater than most can imagine. How is that possible?
We know from paying attention to the lives of those who have won money in lotteries. Many spent money without exercising wisdom and even though they had millions, they were soon reduced to poverty. Some became arrogant and boastful and were killed by those who wanted what they had. Now, here’s an amazing insight! People will kill for money and end up in jail, but few ever seek wisdom from anyone and certainly not God.
I’d rather have wisdom and insight for the rest of my life than the gold and silver for a moment. Exercising wisdom in all things will keep our needs met and we’ll have more than enough to share with others. We don’t need to be richer than King Tut–we need the wisdom that God gave Solomon so we will always have what we need.
During times of prayer, meditation, or quietness today--seek wisdom and insight in how to move forward and thank God for all He’s doing and watch Him bring it all to pass. He loves us so much that He died for us and when remember His love, daily, we are able to love others in spite of themselves, because He loves us, in spite of us.
Wisdom Lord, give us wisdom above anything we could ever imagine, shield our minds from anything the enemy would whisper to us, and help us to stay focused on all You would have us to do.