Some lessons taught in reading Proverbs 4 are that the hardest decisions can be determining what we want out of life, what we should do to obtain it, and setting our priorities. Today’s passage submits that wisdom is what we should want the most.
There is freedom in wisdom. We are protected, exalted, empowered, and given insight so that we are no longer limited by mediocrity but we become unrestrained towards excellence. The Bible is all about gaining wisdom because we are learning from the past, praying in the present, and listening for instructions toward the future.
Explained in this passage is that we gain wisdom by desiring it with all our heart (v. 8). Studying God’s Word to receive food for the soul, praying for direction, and asking help in using our time efficiently. We should set our priorities so that we are living for God’s glory, sharing with others about His unlimited power, and bringing out the positives in those around us.
Our spiritual heart needs to be protected by wisdom. Just as the physical heart is protected by our ribs in our body, our spiritual heart must be protected with good values. That’s why our thoughts are so important and why Scripture is so important because God’s Word guides our thoughts.
This day with You Lord, we greatly value Your wisdom. We pursue this wisdom in order to guide our every step. The wisdom we obtain from Your Word and the experiences we go through will provide us with a brighter future that leads us to a new level of freedom. Amen.