“Exalt her [wisdom], and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you.”. Pr. 4:8-9
In a time when it seems that many are seeking honor, promotions, and ‘crowns’, this is an apt verse.
It’s not our fancy clothes, top-of-the-line vehicles, great dance moves, super tolerance of all things socially acceptable, newest gadgets, or anything else you can think of that will bring true honor. Those things may bring momentary acceptance here on earth, but it will pass.
What lasts is the honor and promotion that are brought to us by wisdom. When we embrace wisdom, she embraces us back. Not only that, but she places on our heads an ornament of grace, and delivers to us a crown of glory.
Not only will she give us honor and promotion here on earth, but her gifts are eternal. A crown of glory is ours. For eternity.
Sometimes, for that momentary feeling of acceptance, the urge to push her to the side will come. We must remember that we are striving for an eternal, lasting crown, not that momentary, fake, plastic crown.