Put Your Money on It – Proverbs 4

If someone told me to put all my money on something, I’d be sure to respond with suspicion. I’m frugal by nature, and a red flag would wave vigorously in my mind. But look what I found in Proverbs 4.

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

Really, I should spend everything I have for understanding?

“My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (verses 20-23).
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It helps that the first verses reveal the heart of a father who was taught by his own father. And that he strongly urges his son to take these words to heart as well.

This is what’s promised if I follow his teaching:

It will bring me life. Wisdom will protect and watch over me. It will exalt me, honor me, and crown me. It will give me life. I will be led unhindered along straight paths.

Now those are good incentives to apply myself to learning wisdom—well worth the cost of all I have.

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 other writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has written for Pathways—Moments with God since 2016 and posts devotionals on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

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