Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 5-13-20

Proverbs 3:13-18 (TPT)
13 
Those who find true wisdom obtain the tools for understanding, the proper way to live, for they will have a fountain of blessing pouring into their lives. To gain the riches of wisdom is far greater than gaining the wealth of the world.
14 
As wisdom increases, a great treasure is imparted, greater than many bars of refined gold.
15 
It is a more valuable commodity than gold and gemstones, for there is nothing you desire that could compare to her.
16 
Wisdom extends to you long life in one hand and wealth and promotion [honor] in the other.
Out of her mouth flows righteousness, and her words release both law and mercy.
17 
The ways of wisdom are sweet, always drawing you into the place of wholeness.
18 
Seeking for her brings the discovery of untold blessings, for she is the healing tree of life to those who taste her fruits.

We need all kinds of tools in life and in our passage today, we are taught wisdom brings the ability to take raw facts and draw right conclusions and meaning from them. Wisdom—the applied Word of God—brings the tools we need to understand our hearts, how to love others, navigate the world in which we live, the deceptive work of the enemy, and most importantly the heart of God for his creation. I seek wisdom in every direction these days, because I want to grow in the integrity of Christ Whom I profess to be Lord of my life. By faith, God has connected us to Christ; wisdom helps us take the raw facts of what is happening in us and around us, interpret things correctly, and draw the right conclusions based on his holy standard. Make a decision to increase in wisdom, today, then you will be able to use those tools for understanding how God will use you in his salvation plan.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for making wisdom available to me in Christ. With every passage I read of your Word, help me to interpret it wisely and apply it to my life so I may have the tools I need to be successful for the advancement of your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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