If you call out for insight . . . and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
In every life stage we learn to ask questions and seek understanding in order to be “successful.” In school we ask questions when we don’t understand. At work we gain experience and learn to do our jobs well. To own a home, we figure out how mortgages and interest rates affect our finances.
It seems intuitive to seek wisdom in every area of our lives, and yet we often ignore the wisdom of God. Maybe that’s why Proverbs includes lots of phrases like the ones in our reading for today. We are called to actively search for insight and wisdom from God so that we can know the Lord.
Jesus encouraged us in a similar way: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field” (Matthew 13:44).
Scripture urges us to make the knowledge of God the most important knowledge that we can gain—more important than any other type of insight or wisdom. The knowledge of God and his wisdom helps us see everything else more clearly. By the wisdom of God, we have greater wisdom and insight to do our tasks here on earth with a kingdom focus.
How might you need God’s wisdom in your life today?
God of all wisdom, inspire me by your Spirit to search for wisdom from you. Guide me to long for your insight so that I may know and love you more fully. Amen.
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