A Good Sister
Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 7
Key verse: Proverbs 7:4
I have one older brother. Growing up, there were times when we were very close to one another. And there were other times when we wanted to kill each other – at least metaphorically speaking.
I don’t suppose we were much different than most other siblings in the world. Sometimes the adage “can’t live with ‘em; can’t live without ‘em” really rings true.
But in Proverbs we learn about a couple of sisters we should all wish to have: wisdom and insight.
“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and to insight, ‘You are my relative.”
The counsel is nestled in a little warning about how to keep away from adulterous women.
But its advice is really universally applicable.
Keeping wisdom and insight close to home, just like a good sibling, is smart living in and of itself.
There are so many times when more than
- Good looks
- Great wit
- Or any number of other attributes
what we could use more than anything is wise insight.
So – keep them close; value them; treat them like a beloved sibling. And one day, you will very glad indeed that you are such a “close family.”
Prayer: Lord, give me wisdom; give me insight, lest I wander down wrong paths alone. AMEN.