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

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has written for the Warner Press quarterly, Pathways—Moments with God, since 2016 and posts free devotionals on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

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