Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain 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 honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.Proverbs 3:13-18 NIV
How do we find wisdom and gain understanding?
First, read the Bible often and follow what it says. We can sing praise and worship songs, talk about how much we love Jesus and wear a cross around our neck, but in John 14:15, Jesus said: “If you love me, keep my commands.” We can know exactly what he commands because we can read about it in His Word.
Another way to attain wisdom is to pray continuously. When we pray, we further develop an intimate relationship with our Father. The more you pray, the better you will be able to know the voice of God and the specific way He speaks to your heart.
Between knowing what the Bible says, obeying his commands, and following the path He’s personally spoken into your life, you will be able to walk in wisdom and understanding. You will be prompted to take the steps He would have you to take. The wisdom part comes in when you follow that prompting. When you decide to follow that still small voice instead of your worldly desires… that’s wisdom.
When you get to that place in your walk, God is able to invest in your gifts, talents, and use you in incredible ways. Proverbs says that wisdom makes you profitable.
It’s harder than it seems. We all make mistakes. We blow it daily and walk in the flesh instead of in the Spirit. God says that those who find wisdom are to be blessed. So if you feel like you’ve disobeyed too many times, get back up and search for understanding! Get to the place where God can use you, because He can absolutely use you! Get one step closer to all the plans He has for you.
Do you want to be profitable to God?