Wisdom. While studying scripture, I’ve noticed wisdom plays a starring role. People often pray for health, relationships, jobs and finances, but I doubt many people pray for the Lord to saturate their souls with wisdom. I’m not talking about wisdom in particular circumstances, as in James 1:5. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” I cling to this verse often and have let it sink under my skin.
I’m talking about asking for wisdom of its own accord. All by itself. After all, receiving it is better than receiving gold. What would happen if we truly believed this with every thread of our existence?
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! (Proverbs 16:16) If you had the choice, would you click the “add to cart” button for gold or wisdom?
For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it. (Proverbs 8:11)
Amazing. Nothing we desire can compare with it. Somehow I’ve glossed over this verse and haven’t absorbed its power. Wisdom is so valuable, we can barely grasp its level of importance. May we wholeheartedly pray for wisdom as a main staple of life for the New Year of 2012 and beyond. I can hear it calling our names.