When we have godly wisdom, we see things from an eternal perspective—not from a worldly, temporal perspective. And when we see things from an eternal perspective, we accept the challenges and unexpected turns of life. We are able to face obstacles, turning them from hindrances into stepping stones.
In Ecclesiastes, we read, "Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it" (Ecclesiastes 7:11-12).
Godly wisdom keeps its value; godly wisdom will never be lost.
Solomon is saying that when we face challenging situations in life, wisdom will be far more precious than even a very rich inheritance. Godly wisdom keeps its value; godly wisdom will never be lost. The person who has godly wisdom will be able to use wealth wisely. The person who has godly wisdom will be able to bless others—but a foolish person with a billion dollars can blow it in a few days.
Godly wisdom gives us perspective, vision, and a purpose for living. If we have godly wisdom, then we will have balance in life. When we have godly wisdom, we are going to walk by faith—both on the familiar roads of life and the unfamiliar ones. When we face difficult circumstances, most of us forget all the blessings that God has given us, and we focus on our problems. But when we think of all the blessings that God has given us, we will be overwhelmed with thanksgiving.
Prayer: God, thank You for the wisdom You offer us. Thank You for the many benefits of godly wisdom in my life. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better" (Ephesians 1:17).
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