Where would we be without wisdom? The world in its wisdom isn’t doing particularly well in my view. In Proverbs 3:13-18 it describes the benefits of having the wisdom of God.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honour. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
These words when I read them this morning hit me very firmly and refreshed my spirit. Wisdom is something to search for and when you find it you will understand. Understanding is something of a benefit to those who search for wisdom, seems simple doesn’t it but unfortunately the world and in this sense I’m thinking of Britain, wanted the profits of their own understanding. Britain made peace with the Arab world instead of maintaining God’s wisdom which ultimately would have been more profitable than anything the Arab world has ever blessed us with. The profits of such selfish understanding has caused more political challenges than I believe obedience would have ever cost us. After all long life is in her right hand which would have extended the British Empire considerably and to go that way would have been a long and lasting and far simpler way of life. Idealism you might think, however I believe God at his word when he says that life is simple when you follow him.
There’s far more to pull out of these passages but I’ll save that for another time. I’ll continue to pray for us as a nation and for a spirit of repentance to fall upon us so that we as a country can experience the fullness of His blessing. I wish you all an amazing Easter day and for His blessing to fall upon your house.