Proverbs 7:4

Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.
"If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom." (James 3:13)

Wisdom and prudence, according to the teaching of the apostle James, is manifested in the totality of life, and not in the inspiration of the moment. Almost everyone can surprise us with an insightful thought during a conversation or good advice in a moment of crisis, which is also desirable, necessary, and good.

However, biblical wisdom is measured by a different yardstick. The test of having wisdom is in life itself, which in the final analysis, on a regular basis, produced deeds done in gentleness. Wisdom is something we need in every segment of life, not just from time to time.

Acquaintances, comrades, and sometimes friends come and go from our lives. But the family is always there. A sister is a sister forever and a family is always a family. It is about unbreakable relationships from the beginning to the end of life. So it is with wisdom, because we need it, not as a passing characteristic, but as an integral part of life. How powerful is the vision of a life that will produce long-term works that enrich us and those around us. According to James, it should be a vision for the life of each of us.

Lord, give me the wisdom to know you more and more. I pray that your wisdom will always be with me. Open my eyes and heart to the vision of a life that is pleasing to you and that will bear fruit, pleasing to you, and useful for your Kingdom.

Posted in Daily devotionals.