The Priceless Wisdom – Proverbs 3:15

Proverbs 3:15 "She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her."

She = wisdom = fear of the Lord = hatred of evil, pride, arrogance, and the evil way (Prov. 9:10, 8:13). How often do we unknowingly consider our own selfish, fleshly way better than wisdom’s way. We do not hate evil and do what we feel like rather than yielding ourselves to the Spirit’s control. In Proverbs 23:4 God tells us, "Labor not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom." We often do not even compare wisdom with our own wisdom we adjust assume our way is best.

We need to ask ourselves, "Have I stopped going after my own wisdom?" This is a continual choice we make every day to please God or to please self. "What message do my actions portray? Do they portray that I think God is holding back something from me if I walk in obedience to Him? Do I consider God a kill joy that when I follow him I am missing out on the fun stuff?

Do I have this life-transforming heart attitude towards God’s wisdom requires a proper view of God. When we see God as someone with a big stick waiting for us to mess up so he can paddle us, as a God that we need to do penance to after we mess up to get back in His good graces, or as a God that will make our life a bed of roses for obedience to Him, we will have an incorrect heart attitude towards God and His wisdom. Why? Because these are all ideas that are misrepresentations of God. However, when we understand that God sees us as complete in Jesus Christ, that He loves us, and that He has given us His Word so we can live satisfied and abundant lives to the praise of His glory we will have the a proper attitude towards God’s wisdom (Colossians 2:10, 1 John 4:19, Psalm 16:11, Ephesians 1:10-12). His wisdom will be precious to us rather than our own.

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