The excellence of wisdom

I love Proverbs 8.  I love hearing about wisdom being with The Lord from the beginning of His way, and as He created the earth.  I love the reminder that He is the one that assigned the sea its limit, and not a fallible man.  I love that He had wisdom as His master craftsman as He created all things.  It is evident in the perfect design of a woodpecker, the perfect distance of the earth from the sun, the perfectly designed growth of a baby in its mother’s womb.  It’s also amazing that any of us, if we diligently seek wisdom, can find it, as well.  What a gift!

We can’t gain wisdom if we cling to pride.  Wisdom hates pride and arrogance as much as it hates evil.  That’s pretty powerful.  Only humbling ourselves before The Lord and trusting Him fully to guide us, supply our needs, keep us from evil, take care of our vengeance, and to sustain our lives can truly rid us of our pride.  Only truly accepting that we can do nothing without God, rids us of our arrogance.

Only You, Lord, can help us.  Fill us with Your wisdom, and not our own.  Help us to surrender to You again today, for our daily bread.



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