We often look upon wisdom as this elusive, nigh unattainable thing. Wisdom is just for a select few. Maybe you’re born with it, maybe you’re not. If you have it, hold on to it. If you don’t have it, good luck finding it.
How we ever began thinking that way of wisdom is beyond me. Wisdom isn’t a country club for the rich and famous. Wisdom is out on the street corner calling out to anyone who will listen to her. She cries out to the foolish and simple-minded aching to be heard above the dull roar of humanity.
I call to you, to all of you! I am raising my voice to all people.
Proverbs 8:4 (NLT)
Wisdom is for anyone and everyone who will stop to listen to her voice. Wisdom isn’t fleeting or coy. She does not play hard-to-get. She isn’t corrupt, but rather pure. We should all seek wisdom above all else.
Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge over pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can be compared with it.
Proverbs 8:10-11 (NLT)
Wisdom will not only lead you from foolish decisions, but she will lead you toward knowledge, understanding and wealth.
Unending riches, honor, wealth, and justice are mine to distribute.
Proverbs 8:18 (NLT)
But wisdom should not be sought for the purpose of gaining wealth. For if wealth is what you seek, wisdom is not what you will find.
I love all who love me. Those who search for me will surely find me.
Proverbs 8:17 (NLT)
This sounds a lot like something someone else said…
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.
Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT)
Wisdom and God go hand-in-hand. God formed wisdom before He formed the earth. If we find Him, we will find wisdom. If we find wisdom, we will find God. The two are inseparable.
For whoever finds me finds life and wins approval from the Lord.
Proverbs 8:35 (NLT)
Ask for wisdom. Look for her. Seek her. Find her. She will multiply your days and add years to your life (Proverbs 9:11).
Daily Bible reading: Proverbs 7-8, 1 Corinthians 14:21-40