the ideal day to search for wisdom.
“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7 NIV
Searching for the wisdom of God is the key to a rich, productive, and significant life as a servant of the Lord.
Being a servant of the Lord does not mean we must all be priests, pastors, or ministers. Being a servant of the Lord means that we attach maturity, significance, and seriousness to our time on this earth as we prepare for God’s promise of life everlasting.
Wisdom gives us the knowledge and understanding, coupled with the ability to use them, which helps us to mature as Christians and lead lives that are full of purpose and meaning. In a world that seems to always be caught up in the moment; in a world that is self-indulgent, selfish, self-centered, and materialistic, actively searching for the wisdom of God is more important than ever before.
Life is not as slow, and not as simple, as it once was. At the same time, our ability to help others is greater than at any time in our history. Therefore, so is our responsibility to our fellow man. How best to serve a useful purpose in our short time on earth is easier to determine with wisdom.
The search is never-ending, but it is all too important, especially if we have children who are also trying to find their way in this world. We cannot teach what we do not know, so we must search the Bible constantly for knowledge and show our children where to find it and how to use it.
When we were young, 70 or 80 years seemed like such a long time. Those of us who are older know that it goes by quickly. If we use our time searching for God’s wisdom and applying what we learn to our daily lives, to the way we treat others, and to how we seek out opportunities to serve God and glorify His name, we will spend more of those years with smiles on our faces and the glow of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.
One of the wonderful things about the wisdom that God has to offer us, is that no matter when we come to the realization that our lives can be so much better with it, we can be secure in the knowledge that it is never too late to start searching for it.
If you have not experienced the joys of God’s wisdom, pick up the Bible today and begin searching for it. If you already know those joys, then you also know that you must never stop searching for more of the wisdom of God.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson