(Proverbs 8:11- For the value of wisdom is far better than rubies; nothing can be compared with it.)
Wisdom is the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. Having a relationship with God is the most important thing you can have in this life. (Proverbs 2:6- For the Lord grants wisdom! His every word is a treasure of knowledge and understanding.) God grants wisdom and with wisdom comes understanding. (2 Chronicles 1:10-12- Now give me wisdom and knowledge to rule them properly, for who is able to govern by himself such a great nation as this one of yours?” God replied, “Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you haven’t asked for personal wealth and honor, and you haven’t asked me to curse your enemies, and you haven’t asked for a long life, but for wisdom and knowledge to properly guide my people— yes, I am giving you the wisdom and knowledge you asked for! And I am also giving you riches, wealth, and honor such as no other king has ever had before you! And there will never again be so great a king in all the world!” Solomon could’ve been selfish and asked for things for his own personal gain, but he just wanted to be able rule God’s people the right way. What he did was very humbling and shows that when you seek God everything else will follow. At church yesterday we talked about being Game Changers and my pastor said that it starts with us. It starts with us denying ourselves so that we can allow God to lead our lives. When God leads our lives, He will provide everything that we need along the way. (Matthew 6:33- But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.) Solomon asked for wisdom and was given riches, wealth and honor too. (Proverbs 8:14-18- “I, Wisdom, give good advice and common sense. Because of my strength, kings reign in power, and rulers make just laws. I love all who love me. Those who search for me shall surely find me. Unending riches, honor, justice, and righteousness are mine to distribute.) It all starts with God, seek Him first. Rubies are appealing, but they have no substance. Wisdom is essential and we need it to live a successful Christian life.