Reflection: I love this verse. It is so matter of fact and yet so immense. Over the course of the next two weeks, we are going to explore together the superpower we can all tap into if we take the risk – the wisdom of God. But as this verse in Proverbs makes clear, wisdom (and understanding) – which are often linked in Bible texts – come at a price.
In this wisdom proverb, the reader is urged to ‘guard it (wisdom) well’; ‘to pay attention’ as ‘they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.’
You might already be someone who knows how to ‘get wisdom’, but how often do we actively seek wisdom? Do we recognise its importance in our lives? What difference might it make as we start (or continue) to seek God’s wisdom in our everyday lives?
If you are not a journaller, can I encourage you to keep track of your requests for wisdom and reflect on how you then responded to the circumstances that precipitated that prayer.
Prayer: Creator God, thank you that you are the font of all wisdom. Thank you that you want us to access your wisdom. Lord God, please grant me your wisdom throughout this day. Amen.