Far Superior

With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
Proverbs 8:18-19

I find these verses intriguing, especially as I have lived the all-American middle class life where I haven’t known war or poverty, nor have I been homeless or gone hungry.

And yet.

And yet this Scripture tells me that the Wisdom from God is far superior to those riches that I can touch and taste and see. I try to grasp my mind around that concept but it’s difficult because I have all this stuff around me with agendas a mile long.

Again, we can ask God for wisdom for he gives it liberally. As I said a few days ago, it’s a daily pursuit, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

One response to “Far Superior”

  1. Did you know that you have the power of life and death? Perhaps that comes as a surprise? Today’s verse from Proverbs 18 says that you have the power of life and death and so do I. That power is in our words. What we say can have that sort of effect on someone.

    Can you remember any words which brought life to you? Perhaps it was when someone told you about the hope of eternal life in Jesus. Perhaps it was an encouraging comment which strengthened you just when you most needed it. Kind words bring life to us when we are anxious or distressed. And prayer is powerful. Can you bring life to someone you know today through your words?

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