Intro: Yesterday, we started our reading in Proverbs and discovered how wisdom is asking God to help us see life from his perspective and then choosing to follow him on the path of Truth. Our passage continues in chapter three by drawing our attention to the importance of having both divine wisdom [giving God his proper place in our lives/proper perspective] and divine understanding [knowledge of the Holy One/His ways and character] (Pro 9:10).
Wisdom is like eating ripe righteous fruit from the tree of life. From the beginning of time, God created us to feed on his wisdom. The Bible really connects humanity and how we are to live in wisdom which is to live in Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life with God. When we ask for wisdom and understanding, our lives experience a greater measure of harmony and peace, because God created us to conform to his righteousness; this is the desire of his heart for us.
Proverbs 3:13-18 NLV 13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding. 14 For it is better than getting silver and fine gold. 15 She is worth more than stones of great worth. Nothing you can wish for compares with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand. Riches and honor are in her left hand. 17 Her ways are pleasing, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her. Happy are all who hold her near.
Prayer: Lord, our hearts long to be filled with your wisdom and understanding. May we allow these precious gifts to grow us in your character and in your likeness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.