The Beauty of Wisdom
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. I posted at the end of last week on the changes that are always happening around us. As I age, my appearance is no exception. As my hair starts showing more and more signs of the years I've lived, I hope to embrace it as a token of what God has brought me through in this life... every mountaintop and every valley, equally. Surely you have those confidants whose advice you seek out, whose spirit is just attractive, oozing wisdom and wise counsel. I know I do. And I also know that the Lord richly rewarded Solomon, who was able to request any gift from Him and asked for His wisdom. You know, just like Solomon, we have the power to request ANY gift from the Lord, as well, and how often do we ask for His wisdom? His will, yes. His direction, sure. But His rich, all-consuming wisdom? Not as often. We innately value wisdom in our relationships, and we know (with each gray hair that appears!) that we are acquiring it as we face and overcome the trials that we encounter, but what a mighty encounter we would have to be face to face with our Creator and asked Him to give us a slice of His wisdom. I love the way Scripture weaves a narrative together. Proverbs 31 tells us that beauty is fleeting but the fear of the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 9 tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Maybe then, it's no surprise that as our youthful looks fade, our wisdom increases. In fact, I'm choosing to believe that as I gain wisdom, and as I seek Him to receive it, the grays I'm gaining are even more beautiful, showcasing that I'm drawing nearer to Him. Wisdom is beautiful, and it pleases God's heart for you to dive deeper to obtain it. What does wisdom look like to you?