“Whatever you do get wisdom, if it cost you all you have get insight...”
Solomon was commended by God for requesting wisdom. This always intrigued me. Of all the other attributes of God, why is wisdom to be praised? In Proverbs we are again and again beseeched to get wisdom. It is called a costly treasure, but do we desire it? I have a two and a half year old who is a master at displaying unwise behavior; it is so easy to see when you do things like: eat dog food, find pleasure in disobedience, and jump on top of your brother. As adults we often walk in foolishness, but we have become masters of hiding or finding excuses for our behavior. Our actions often put our marriages, friendships, finances, reputation, and Lord to shame. Wisdom is something anyone can have. James tells us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him”. We are prideful and think we do not need God’s opinion. In contrast, the wise man builds his house on the Rock, who is Christ. This man asks for wisdom, and then when he receives wisdom he acts! Wake up, God has things He wants us to do! What is God asking you to do? Wisdom cannot be separated from obedience; it should be the very thing that directs every aspect of our life. Don’t be alarmed if in your pursuit of wisdom you find you need to drastically stop and/ or start things; you might find that listening to God’s direction will turn your life upside down, as it has for many others who have answered the call to follow Christ.