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PROVERB 8:11, 32-35 NKJ 
11 For wisdom is better than rubies, 
And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. 
"Now therefore, listen to me, my children, 
For blessed are those who keep my ways. 
33 Hear instruction and be wise, 
And do not disdain it. 
34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, 
Watching daily at my gates, 
Waiting at the posts of my doors. 
35 For whoever finds me finds life, 
And obtains favor from the Lord; 


Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! This has nothing to do with the devotional, but wisdom says it ain't wise to skip mom.  

This eighth chapter of Proverbs is unique in that the entire chapter is about wisdom. God's wisdom. The chapter is worth reading again to hear how the importance of wisdom is highlighted.   

And not just the value of wisdom but how wisdom is obtained and the timeless, eternal nature of God's wisdom. 

Wisdom is better than money and stuff. That's the Texas version of verse eleven. All the things we can desire pale in comparison with God's wisdom. Well, all the things on this earth are temporary. They get old, lose value, decay, become outdated. And even gold in a bank vault won't help us when God creates a new heaven and new earth.   

But God's wisdom is eternal and can impact our lives here and in the life to come. We tend to think so short term, but we will be living for eternity, and God's wisdom will still be in play.   

Wisdom even tells us how we can obtain her. Wisdom is personified in this chapter as a woman and as someone to be pursued.   

In verses 32-35, we see the blessings involved with Godly wisdom. If we listen and keep the ways of wisdom, we will be blessed. We will have to hear wisdom and not disregard it.   

And wisdom is to be sought after daily. The blessed person is listening to wisdom, watching daily for wisdom, waiting for wisdom. And it's worth all the effort because God's wisdom in our lives produces abundant life and God's favor.   

Wisdom, daily wisdom, is the best way to go.   


It is way too easy to get busy in life and overlook God's wisdom. But invariably, we are going to face a situation or situations where we so need His wisdom.   

A better long-term strategy is to spend time with God daily pursuing His wisdom. Time talking to and praising Him. Time reading and thinking about how to apply His words. These activities, acts of our faith, help to work His wisdom in us. And daily wisdom produces eternal blessings.   


Thank You, Father, for Your wisdom that is available to me. And thank You for the Holy Spirit who teaches me. I choose to pursue Your wisdom.