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Archive for April 7, 2012

Organizing the Inside – Day 217 Answering The Call Of Wisdom

1Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?  2On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: 4“To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind.
5You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding.  6Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. 7My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.  8All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. 9To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. 10Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, 11for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 12“I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 8:1-12 (NIV)

I realized something that I’m not certain I clearly understood before; the value of wisdom.  God wants me to do my very best to gain wisdom and get understanding.  Wisdom is living the Word; it is putting into practice what you learn; knowledge being lived out in one’s life. I’ve come to understand that God sees wisdom as supreme. It ranks higher than many things that I’ve spent my time pursuing. While to some this may seem an elementary principle in the things of God; I am delighted to discover a much deeper truth behind this most important priority in my spiritual journey.

I want to invest more money, time, and focus in one thing that God has placed high value upon; wisdom and understanding.  Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding.  Proverb 4:7 (NIV) This, for me adds considerably more value to a coach’s word, or a teacher’s insight, or a mother’s instructions that I did not fully embrace before.

I think life is so much more complicated because we don’t always choose the way of wisdom. You see Jesus is the wisdom in the book of Proverbs. As I look for ways to make my life simpler, I know that getting that which is supreme will help me avoid a lot of obstacles that most likely would have obscured my path. Today I answered the deeper call of wisdom.