21 Days of Prayer, Day 20
What is most valuable to you? What would you give everything to get? Read Proverbs 2 on this second day of February. Notice the one long appeal as from a father to his child to seek wisdom.
“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:1-6)
God is the source of true wisdom. We desperately need the kind of deep knowledge, understanding, and ability to chose the right actions that he grants. There are times God gives particular insights into what our next steps should be. There also remains the path of wisdom where he guides us by a life that is transformed in character and knowledge over years of diligence such that choosing the right path becomes the natural fruit of a life of seeking godly wisdom.
In this day and age when a quick Google search can retrieve almost any fact, we still desperately need to be transformed by godly wisdom. Do you treasure God’s word? Do you seek it like silver? Like hidden treasure?
Centuries later, Jesus made such a reference to the Kingdom of God (Matthew 13:44). Even greater than wisdom, the Kingdom of God relates God’s kingly rule over our lives and world. This is also something we should seek with abandon.
Take some time to pray for your own motives, for your family, and for Harvest. Pray that we would sell out totally to God’s agenda!
When you find one thing that is worth more than everything will you give everything to get it? Like trading a meager savings for the winning lottery ticket, we must prize God’s rule in our lives above everything else.