Thanks for coming back for Proverbs 2 today. I’m so excited about this month through the book of Proverbs, and I hope you are too. Just think about how much wisdom we’ll have stored up after 31 days in this together!
Here’s a thought for us to chew on today while we focus in on the second chapter of Proverbs:
What if we actually prioritized the pursuit of wisdom in our lives? How much different would things look for you?
Proverbs 2 begins with what I’m going to call an urgent plea from a father to a son to pursue wisdom. He goes so far as to compare the pursuit to searching for hidden treasure (verse 4). Forgive me, but I can’t help but think of pirates at sea with a treasure map in hand, willing to do whatever it takes to find that gold.
I mean, right? There is earnest desire within the heart of a treasure hunter. There’s an eagerness and a willingness in the pursuit, and the cost often pales in comparison to the reward.
Because the end goal is more than worth the journey it takes to get there.
The Bible describes wisdom as something to be urgently pursued. Do we view it as such a worthy effort? Do we value not only the reward of wisdom itself, but also the pursuit of it? Because to pursue wisdom is to pursue the Lord, and if that is not high on our priority lists, then we need to rewrite those lists.
“For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Proverbs 2:6 ESV
If wisdom comes from the Lord, and we are found in its pursuit, we’ll end up with a greater reward: Jesus Christ the Lord Himself.
So, friends, what ranks high on your priority list today? I pray that we all are reminded today afresh of the value of urgently pursuing wisdom because the reward will always far outweigh whatever the cost might be.
“…for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,” Proverbs 2:10-11 ESV