Wednesday, August 02, 2006

August 2

Search for wisdom as you would search for silver or hidden treasure. Proverbs 2:4(cev)

In ancient Egypt, silver was often valued over gold. Wisdom is valuable worth seeking. In the New Living Translation (nlt), verse four says to search for wisdom like you would search for lost money. I interpret this as seek wisdom with urgency and fervor recognizing its value. Granted, the King James Version (kjv) doesn’t convey this sense of haste, but it does relate the value.

Wisdom is something you have to work to achieve. You’re not just going to trip over it on day and suddenly you are wise. It takes life long effort, but we are told the rewards associated with this venture; knowledge of what is right, just and fair, good judgment, understanding and the ability to recognize deception. Not a bad prize for reading wise text, taking time to analyze situations before acting and weaving universal truths into the fabric of your thinking.

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