Wisdom Says: Love Me, Find Me

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.” (Proverbs 8:17-21)

Wisdom isn’t looking for a fling. She’s not a get-rich-quick scheme or an easy way to pass that big test at school. She wants a real, lifelong relationship. She’s looking for people who are ready to be changed by her. In short, she wants to be loved.

hurting_350It’s a commitment, true, but loving Wisdom brings benefits. You might not make quick cash, but you’ll learn how to manage finances in a way that will keep more in your “treasuries” (or bank account). But, again, she doesn’t want you to love her as a means to make dough. It’s not about the money; wise living is about a life that matters.

Yes, being wise with money usually brings more money, but it’s about the places you’ll go with her: righteous paths, the way of justice — a life not wasted on worthlessness but well spent on all the most important things.

Think: Are you ready to love Wisdom and walk with her? Do you believe that wise living is worth more than dollars in the bank?

Pray: Ask God to help you love Wisdom and to never stop looking for her.

Do: Read Proverbs 6.