Our next passage in Proverbs begins like one of Jesus’ beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than gold.
She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Blessed. Happy. The father is appealing to his son’s natural desire to pursue happiness. And not just some happiness, but maximum happiness. “Nothing you desire can compare with wisdom.” That’s quite the superlative statement. Nothing?
As we’ll see this Sunday, this offer goes all the way back to the garden of Eden. And, just as Adam and Eve were tempted to doubt that promise and abandon wisdom, so are we. How different would our lives look if we truly believed that nothing we desire can compare with entrusting ourselves to God and His wisdom?
This Sunday Kenny Clark will be preaching and Jordan and Joyce Weaver will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare?
And pray for all who will join us in person and online that when it comes to God and His wisdom, we would each be like the merchant in Jesus’ parable “who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it (Matt. 13:46).”
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
Be Thou My Vision (Lord, You Are) by Shane and Shane