Our world is facing uncertain economic times right now. Everyone has been touched by the financial turmoil, if not personally, then through a loved one or a friend. People are scrambling like never before for answers, good outcomes and security.
I would like to encourage you with this: In your search for answers, be sure to turn, first, to the One who knows all things; the Giver of all great ideas: God Almighty.
Proverbs 3: 13-14 tells us: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding, For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold.
All throughout the book of Proverbs, we are admonished to gain wisdom, to get understanding. Wisdom brings happiness, health, and like the verse above, her proceeds are better than silver and gold.
If you continue in Proverbs 3, you will read in verses 18-19, She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her. The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens;
Something I don’t want you to miss here is: The Lord by wisdom founded the earth. This is an entire blog by itself. I could not begin to expound here on all of the intricate detail that is involved within this planet and the amazing creations that are associated with it. The engineering of the human mind and body would have to be designed by a Supreme Mastermind, not including the composition of the rest of the creatures that abide on the planet. The combined wisdom of all mankind could not come close to a successful formation to any of this. With that being said, Divine Wisdom is definitely the source of great ideas and innovations.
Proverbs 3:19 also tells us that the Lord established the heavens by understanding. Webster’s Dictionary tells us that Wisdom is the quality of being wise; knowledge. Understanding is Comprehension; the ability to think; a specific interpretation. Wisdom and understanding are not the same thing. With Wisdom, the Lord created the intricate design of our planet. With Understanding, He saw the bigger picture, and designed the Solar System so it and all of its components would function together successfully. That’s why all throughout the book of Proverbs, we are told that we need both. Wisdom without comprehension is just a bunch of great ideas. Understanding without wisdom is an invention that cannot be designed. However, put wisdom with understanding and you have innovation, creativity, activation and success.
Get to know the Mastermind of Innovation. Seek Wisdom. Get Understanding. With God, all things are possible. (Matt. 19:26, Mark 9:23) There you find happiness, health, and your profits will be better than gold and silver.
(If you would like to know more about how to gain Wisdom, go to my blog post on March 3, 2009 “Living the Effective Prayer.”)