Fresh Hope – 19th November 2020

The benefits of wisdom are priceless! I am not talking about book-smart knowledge, or worldly wisdom. I am talking about the wisdom of God – thinking the way God thinks. 

Proverbs is packed with truth after truth on how wisdom will save your life, add to your life, bless your life. 

Proverbs 4 alone says that as you gain wisdom, ‘you will live’, ‘wisdom will protect you’, ‘wisdom will watch over you’, ‘wisdom will exalt you and honour you’, ‘it will add years to your life’, ‘it will allow you to run and not stumble’, and it will ‘give health to your body’. 

It is funny how we don’t always stop to hear God’s ideas on things, or pick up the Bible to get Godly perspective, but we will constantly hustle for things like life, peace, health, protection, honour in other (less secure) things like; insurance, CCTVs on our houses, multi-vitamins, careers, approval of others. I am not saying all these things are bad, BUT there is a promise from God that hungering after Godly wisdom and applying Godly wisdom will offer you all those things that you are after (and sometime pay a lot of money for)! Wisdom will safeguard your life and allow it to thrive. Attaining the wisdom of God should be our absolute priority! 

It gets even better! God offers us wisdom generously! As priceless as it is, it isn’t this rare diamond that you have to hunt down! 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.’

Come on! Who doesn’t want or need the wisdom of God in their life?!

Emma Burchell

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