My son, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you,
Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];
Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures,
Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God.
What is your treasure? Mine lately has been happiness, financial success, familial success and others i'm sure. This verse is my challenge this morning because it simply says I need to put wisdom as my treasure. I need to seek wisdom like I'm going after silver. I need to seek wisdom like I'm pursuing my own financial stability. And the kicker as usual is that wisdom is found in His word and knowing Jesus intimately. As His heart becomes more and more mine, wisdom is obtained because He defines wisdom and offers it freely.
This morning I need wisdom to know how to be healthy, I need wisdom about how to be a good mom, I need wisdom about how to be a good jamaw. I need wisdom to know how to be a great wife and how to be a great disciple. Sometimes, I feel on my own and that nobody is around to help me know what to do next. That was one reason I loved talking to my dad when he was alive. He was my advisor and was so wise. His perspective was one I longed for and still do.
The thing is...when I look towards others, I'm looking for wisdom in the wrong places. I need to search for wisdom in His word. Yes, others can help...but He is my ultimate wisdom. I need to stop treasuring my desires and my world and the status I desire and start treasuring His words, His wisdom and His image.