Proverbs teaches us that all who would live godly must seek the wisdom of God and forsake the wisdom of the world. To seek divine wisdom, therefore, is to seek to know God better and to possess less. Wisdom is God; and speaking as wisdom, God says, "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me" (Proverbs 8:17). God is to be sought early in life and early in each day of life. When we show Him we love Him in this way, He shows us He loves us by filling our day with His wisdom, aka Himself.
Seeking the wisdom of God and the God of wisdom does not necessarily mean we will be poor on this earth. God says, "Riches and honor are with me; wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver” (Proverbs 8:18-19 NIV)
The revenue paid by seeking this world's wealth is temporal gain and a frequent deterrent to godliness. The revenue gained by seeking divine wisdom is eternal gain and an everlasting aid to godliness. Therefore, the truly wise person in this world will seek God's wisdom instead of the world's wealth. But should God allow us to have both, our attitude toward our possessions will be, "when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil- this is the gift of God" (Ecclesiastes 5:19 NIV)
Times are hard for people today, but we tend to seek a better paying job, or go back to school to get a better paying job; we work all kinds of hours and miss out on the joy of our labors…the question is, are we seeking God’s wisdom on how to gain wealth His way so we don’t work harder but smarter? Selah.
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