Strive for Wisdom

Christ for Youth International

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. [Proverbs 2:4–5 AMPC]

In our quest to get wisdom, one thing we must do as believers is to desire it with all our hearts. Innately, humans are drawn to treasure-seeking activities. Usually, we are drawn to movies where the main character is seeking a treasure for the general good of the entire community rather than for selfish ambition. In the same manner, seeking wisdom is as honourable — if not more honourable — as seeking treasures for the good of others.

As believers, if we want to live a virtuous life, we must actively seek wisdom and understanding in the same manner that we would seek for a treasure. Cry after knowledge and lift your voice for understanding if you must, and never be ashamed for it. Seeking wisdom should not be done merely for personal gain, rather it should extend to the growth and development of all those that we encounter as believers.

The understanding of the knowledge of God is readily available to those who earnestly seek wisdom. Seeking wisdom is not a goal, but a means to an end. The true goal of seeking wisdom is for spiritual growth through knowing God better. However, we must remember that to seek and find wisdom is not through our own abilities. It is a gift of God that is administered to us through the person of the Holy Spirit. He rewards those who genuinely seek wisdom.

Wisdom will not just fall into our laps as believers. If it did, then it could easily fall into the wrong laps. Wisdom is a reward for those who work and seek it.

Dear Father, thank You for today. Thank You for Your grace. Help me to actively seek wisdom and understanding from you. Help us to also understand that it’s not by our own abilities, but it’s by Your Word. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Further Reading: Proverbs 8:11–12 / James 1:5 / Job 28:12–20

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