The Biggest Best Thing – Proverbs 4:7

“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7 (NIV).

Like standing in a racing wagon with my bonnet blown back, feet braced, pulling the reins and yelling “Whoa,” it’s my job to direct my anxious thoughts.  The distractions of life are fierce for me this time of year, and I often feel obliged to race after every good work that enters my head for my family, my community, my world.  But wisdom keeps my holiday stress under control and my horses where they belong.

The most important thing is wisdom, with the emphasis on the word thing; more important than any thing, than every thing. I know following Jesus, working hard, loving my neighbor, is what I am called to do. Other than these values, what thing should I acquire? Wisdom.

If you’d like to follow me in my pursuit of wisdom, I’m going to post my daily proverb and comment, and I’d love to hear from you, either here or on Facebook.  Let’s start January 1 with Proverbs chapter 1.  I’ll post a favorite or two from that chapter, then on January 2 I’ll do the same with chapter 2.

Wisdom says, “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me” Proverbs 8:17 (NIV).

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

One thought on “The Biggest Best Thing – Proverbs 4:7

  1. […] These verses make me think of Wisdom being a matronly woman, perhaps dressed like the Statue of Liberty, calling to anyone who’ll listen to come and learn. This image contrasts with my misperception that wisdom is hard to find, or at least hard to acquire. She’s not hiding from me, she’s trying to get my attention. She’s working to give me what I seek, even to the point of yelling. That’s why I want to study a few verses from every chapter in Proverbs this month. […]

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