Proverbs 8:32-36 “Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”
The book of Proverbs has long been a favorite of mine. It is rich in wisdom and speaks to the practical side of life.
In these passages this morning, I am reminded that I am to seek wisdom. I have learned to seek her above my family and friends; above and beyond all my relationships; more than silver, gold, and any riches or treasure I may value.
I am to hold her close. Obey her. Love her. Seek her and maintain my relationship with her once I have found her. We who are the children of God, should take her advice and do as she commands.
We read an inspirational devotion and think that we have met with God because it moves us. Yet, our Heavenly Father seeks to have a close, personal, intimate relationship with us. He knows us intimately, and can the same be said of us?
On these Saturday mornings, I have the luxury of sitting, meditating, and thinking more than my regular schedule allows during the week. But, this time comes under attack when the minuscule, the petty, or the periphery break into my thoughts and steal my mind away to the unimportant.
Take the time needed today for you to come into His presence. To seek the wisdom required for the things that will declutter and simplify your life. Seek wisdom. It is simple, and the Bible gives us her recipe:
James 1:5-6 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
We have been given the promises for all that we require. All that remains is our desire to want God more than the things of the world.