Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom. Proverbs 4:7
Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, said that the most important thing you could pursue in life was the wisdom of God. Wisdom will unite God, Who is the source of all knowledge and understanding, with our daily living. We must make the choice to put God’s principles of right living into practice.
Wisdom encompasses the proper application of your knowledge into the areas of your life where wisdom is needed. Without wisdom, you are reduced to making decisions based solely on what seems logical and right to you. Solomon warns that doing things apart from the wisdom of God will ultimately result in death. The reference to death is not necessarily a reference to physical death. It would also mean the death of an opportunity, a relationship, or a host of other things that can have a negative and devastating impact on our lives. Proverbs 14:12 says, There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.
The number one source from which to receive God’s wisdom is His Word. The most important decision you will make, second only to the decision you must make regarding embracing Jesus as your Savior, is the decision regarding the place the Word of God is given in your life. The Word of God is not merely a collection of historical stories and ancient proverbs; it is the living and relevant source of all truth on which you can choose to build your life. Building your life on the solid foundation of the Word of God will anchor you when the storms of life come and will assure you of His promised victory.
Your commitment to read and live according to the Word of God makes a profound statement to God. You are saying … “Your Word is a foundational priority in my life.” The decision you make regarding the application of the Word of God into the government of your life will determine the value system you will build your life upon. Renew your commitment to daily read the Word of God and to live according to the wisdom contained therein.