In a world that prizes intelligence, education, and worldly success, the Bible calls us to pursue something deeper. We are called to seek wisdom that comes from God alone. Proverbs 8 was recently one of the chapters we read in the “Bible in a Year Plan.” It personifies this divine wisdom, depicting it as something infinitely precious that we should diligently seek.

Proverbs 8 begins with Wisdom crying out, beckoning all who will listen to gain understanding. It states that Wisdom’s mouth “speaks what is true” and that “wickedness is detestable” to her lips (v. 7-8). The wisdom of God is pure, righteous truth – not the half-truths or deceptions of the world.

proverbs 8Furthermore, Wisdom’s value far exceeds anything else we could gain. In verses 10-11 is says to “Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can equal it.” Nothing is comparable to God’s Wisdom and Truth. With this Wisdom comes prudence, knowledge, discretion, and the ability to “hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech” (v. 12-13). Those who possess godly wisdom reign with justice and power.

How do we attain this priceless wisdom? The chapter proclaims that “fear the Lord is to hate evil.” (v. 13). To fear and reverence God, turning from wickedness, is the starting point of wisdom. From there, we must prize wisdom and “search for it as for hidden treasures” (v. 17).

If we make gaining godly wisdom our passionate pursuit, seeking it diligently through prayer, study of Scripture, and obedience to God, then Wisdom promises great rewards. “With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity” (v. 18). The wisdom from above leads to blessings that far outlast earthly success.


Let us be godly wisdom-seekers, allowing God’s truth to shape our lives, relationships, and choices. For in His wisdom, we find the path to a life that is truly prosperous and fulfilling.

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