Friday, November 22, 2013

A Treasure More Valuable Than Gold

James 3:17 NKJV

 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy."

Wisdom is a very valuable commodity and one rarely found these days. When we think of Wisdom, we tend to see it as coming from elderly or highly educated people. And in many ways this isn't incorrect.  But the Bible tells us to seek wisdom. To choose wisdom over riches.

 Proverbs 16:16

"How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." 

But in order to search and choose wisdom we must understand what true wisdom is. When we look at it from our own human understanding, I'm afraid we are far from "getting it".

In James it describes true wisdom, wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. It doesn't say a word about mathematics, literature, or even "street smarts". The wisdom of the Bible is among others, kindness, goodness, gentleness, love, and fearing and trusting the Lord.

Now that we have some kind of understanding what wisdom is, how can we attain it? 

Proverbs 4:5 says, "Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth." This tells me that it comes from listening to and understanding the Word of God. The word of God is the Bible!

So if we read the Bible, and pray for understanding we will achieve true Godly wisdom! How awesome?! Wisdom sent from above!

This devotion was written by Chassidy Hester. If you would like prayer or just to talk, email me at chassidyhester@gmail.com. Thanks so much for reading this devotion!

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  1. I strive daily to have wisdom from The Lord! It is more valuable than gold! Pamela Britt Malone

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