. . . and if you look for it (wisdom) as for silver and search for it (wisdom) as for hidden treasure, Proverbs 2:4
This verse in Proverbs 2 reminds me of an old movie where a group of people have gone on a quest away from their normal day to day activity to look for a great treasure. You can pick which movie comes to your mind. Of course, there are countless stories, books and shows that the plot involves seeking “great treasure”. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be fiction. This is what people of the world are mostly about. I think we all would love to find a buried treasure, so we didn’t have to live our life in the “normal” routine.
Today’s scripture suggests that finding wisdom is like finding hidden treasure. In fact, it says to look for it and seek it continuously. The truth is that if you learn to live your life by the wisdom of God, it would be like your life was sustained out of a hidden treasure. Wisdom brings the untouchable treasures into this physical world. Things such as peace, insight, grace and faith. These things are priceless and worth every effort to secure in your everyday walk. They can all be attained simply by pursuing wisdom, God’s wisdom.
So, what is wisdom? Wisdom defined in the Biblical sense, is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures. However, there is so much more to it. Wisdom is knowing the right steps to take at the right time. This kind of wisdom comes by following the leading of the Holy Spirit of God on a daily basis. It is not something you can learn by taking classes or earning a prestigious degree. You cannot receive it at the school of hard knocks, and it is not even something that can be passed down through the generations. (although the Word of God can be) Wisdom is gained by walking step by step, day by day in a personal relationship with your heavenly Father. Wisdom is a benefit of your salvation in Christ Jesus, but it does not come automatically. This is the reason today’s scripture tells us to be search for it.
James 1:5 says, If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. By asking for wisdom each day as you surrender your steps to the LORD, wisdom will flow right from His Spirit to yours. Later on, in this same chapter of Proverbs, it says, wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. (Proverbs 2:10-11) Again as pointed out yesterday, wisdom guards and protects you.
Today I want to encourage you to pursue wisdom with all your heart. Go after it like a hidden treasure. Ask your Heavenly Father and listen to that inward witness, but also pursue His Holy Word. This is the best place to start. God will never contradicts His Word, so as He guides you through His Spirit, he will back that wisdom with His eternal Word. Be like those in the movies who step away from your day to day activity and pursue the hidden treasure of wisdom. Spend time with God today and discover great treasure in His wisdom.
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 2