Friday, May 1, 2009

Gift of Wisdom

Wisdom is one of our greatest treasures. Though it may deny us what we think we want it protects us from what we loath (suffering unnecessarily).

Wisdom guards our wealth (Ecc 7:11-12). It keep us from premature death (Ecc 7:12). It makes us know what to do with knowledge and increases our joy (Ecc 2:21). It gives us strength and protects us from being drained with poor decisions (Ecc 7:19). It gives light to our countenance (Ecc 8:1) and reveals to us the work of God (Ecc 8:16-17). And wisdom brings success (Ecc 10:10).

Wisdom is interwoven in the foundation of the earth and all of creation (Proverbs 8:20-31). Let’s rejoice and delight in the gift of wisdom by allowing it to guide our decision and by praising its author (Proverbs 8:31).