Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 05-19-22

Intro: What resource for healthy living do you treasure the most? People want a sense of well-being—the vital state or condition that we are benefiting from good things in life. As believers, we all want to experience the activity of God’s goodness in our lives.
Sometimes people would rather believe in a fantasy rather than the reality of God’s goodness, but today I am praying our passage from God’s Word spiritually slaps each one of us upside the head. We need to understand how godly wisdom connects us with the goodness of God. Solomon wants his readers to understand the true value wisdom brings to a person’s life WHEN godly wisdom is what a person values the most. When we treasure godly wisdom, it opens our ears to hear truth and it renews our minds with the right understanding of God’s goodness—a goodness that involves righteousness in action or doing what is right.

If you want to experience a right sense of well-being, enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ who has been made godly wisdom for us and taste the goodness [beneficial quality] of God. Christ values every person who comes to him for salvation. When Christ comes to live in human hearts, he becomes the godly wisdom we so desperately need (1 Cor 1:30). If we tune our ear to hear wisdom and obey it, we will live more wisely. In Christ, we get to know the goodness of God from whom all blessings flow…

Proverbs 2:1-5 NLT The Benefits of Wisdom

My child, listen to what I say,    and treasure my commands.

Tune your ears to wisdom,    and concentrate on understanding.

Cry out for insight,    and ask for understanding.

Search for them as you would for silver;    seek them like hidden treasures.

Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,    and you will gain knowledge of God.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the benefits of wisdom found in Christ the Savior. Help me to live in your goodness and reflect your righteousness in word and action. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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