Early, we’re taught to obtain and pursue wealth. As teenages we want our own cars. As young adults we hope for careers that will provide monetary gains so that we may live in the suburban communities, drive luxuary cars, wear designer labels, fit in the social classes that we consider successful. In our seasoned years, we pray for the maximum return in our IRA accounts. When it’s all said and done most of us miss out on the most valuable of the W’s, WISDOM. The Word of God says in Proverbs 2:4 that we are to search for wisdom and understanding as we would silver. It goes on to say wisdom will guard the path of the just, save you from evil people, and those that listen to widom will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm (Proverbs 2:33). I don’t know about you but I cannot recall my bank account ever doing any of these for me. It has failed me. It has dissappointed me. It has been unstable and it has never provided me everlasting peace. It’s not a matter of Wisdom vs. Wealth; but it is a matter of understanding that Wisdom produces wealth. As you go about your day to day, forget about the monetary, the amounts you don’t have, the amounts you think you need, and just pursue the most richest of them all, WISDOM.
Counting it All Joy,