Week 27: Find Wisdom, Find Life
Today’s Text: Proverbs 8-9
Key Text: Proverbs 8:34-36
“Happy is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD; but those who miss me injure themselves, all who hate me love death.”
There are some things worth searching for in life – and other things for which we dare not go searching.
Wisdom is one of those things – that is one of the things worth searching for in life.
Personified in the Proverbs, wisdom’s voice is heard time and again.
Her call is echoed by another’s call – that of the foolish, wanton woman – calling out, seducing one to self-destruction.
How do we know which voice to heed?
We know by spiritual discernment.
How do we come to have that?
With the study of scripture, with prayerful contemplation, with hearing and heeding the “still, small voice of God.”
I like how wisdom puts it in this proverb – “…whoever who find me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD…”
It is not necessarily material favor or blessing, but it may be.
The real treasure though, when we go searching for and finding wisdom, is that we live better, deeper, with more purpose, more sense of direction, and vocation.
We find life itself – and that is a priceless treasure indeed.