Pick Me! Pick Me!
"Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
For wisdom is better than precious stones,
and nothing desirable can compare with it." –Proverbs 8:10-11
Coaches travel across the country recruiting future players. Each coach works to sell his or her school and wants the future stars to pick them. Those blue-chip recruits are in high demand, and every coach is inwardly saying, “Pick me! Pick me!” This is a great analogy for godly wisdom, as illustrated by Solomon.
In Proverbs 8, we read that “wisdom” calls out to us and pleads her case as to why we should pick her. (I’m sure that Solomon knew what he was doing when he labeled wisdom a “her,” but I won’t go there today.) Choosing wisdom is invaluable. Nothing is better. Think of the best thing you could ever want. Nope! Guaranteed it’s not better than godly wisdom.
So what is this kind of wisdom? To me, this kind of wisdom is equated to living in Jesus Christ. When we live in Christ, we grow in the knowledge and wisdom that guides our lives. We act and react out of wise choices and decisions based on our relationship with Christ.
Today, wisdom is calling out to us, “Pick me! Pick me!” If we do, you will never be disappointed. Choose wisely!
1. Have you ever chosen foolishness over wisdom?
2. What do you consider to be authentic godly wisdom?
3. Today, how can you start living in the wisdom that comes from Christ?
Proverbs 8; Luke 2:52; 1 Corinthians 1:24-25; James 1:5; 3:13-18
Lord, I need Your help in making the right choices in my life. Give me wisdom that I can make godly decisions. Help me to pick wisdom over my selfish pride and desires. Amen.