Powered by 4 - October 30, 2014


Deliberate Wisdom

Today's reading: Proverbs 2:1-22

As I finished up reading Proverbs 2:1-22, my thoughts were on the benefits of receiving godly wisdom. But when I went back and read the chapter again, these phrases are what God impressed on my heart:

  • "making your ear attentive" (vs. 2)
  • "inclining your heart to understanding" (vs. 2)
  • "call out for insight" (vs. 3)
  • "raise your voice for understanding" (vs. 3)
  • "seek it like silver" (vs. 4)
  • "search for it as for hidden treasure" (vs. 4)
Did you notice all the action verbs? There are a lot of them which lets me know that attaining godly wisdom is going to take deliberate action on my part. If I desire God's wisdom (and I do), then my focus must be on God and the instruction He has for me in His Word.

As I thought about my focus, one of the things I asked myself was, "Am I intentional about seeking godly wisdom?" For the most part, I think I am, but not always. Why? Well, my life (and I'm guessing yours too) is crammed full, and when I continue to pack things into my schedule (and I certainly do) that's when my intentionality about seeking God and His wisdom can fall by the wayside. So Proverbs 2 was a good reminder for me today about prioritizing and keeping my focus in the right place.

So what about you? Are you intentional about seeking godly wisdom? Why or why not? Based on Proverbs 2, what are some of the benefits of having wisdom? Tami

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