Pr. 4:7: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”
This morning it struck me that we are constantly trying to get something. Get fit. Get rich. Get healthy. Get well. Get promoted. Get an education. Get a husband. Get a wife. Get this. Get that.
Solomon tells us that the principal thing to get is wisdom. I like his next sentence best when he says, “in all your getting, get understanding.” We know from reading the Proverbs that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. These are the things we need most.
Paul encourages us in Ro. 16:19 to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. Wisdom of what is truly good is only found in the Lord.
When trying to get wisdom or understanding, what we really need to Get is the Word. We need to Get into His presence in prayer and submission. We need to Get alone with Him to hear His Word and His Spirit speak wisdom into our hearts.
Ro. 16:18 reminds us that there are those who do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. The only way to prevent ourselves from being simple, and allowing ourselves to be lured away from the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ, is to continue to get true wisdom.
Today, we are all encouraged to Get into the Word and God’s presence to find wisdom and understanding. What God has to offer us is more than enough to help us take care of all the rest. In fact, one thing we will learn is that all the other things we truly need will be supplied by God, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.