I have a friend
who sends me a short devotional on a daily basis.
Today, the scripture was Proverbs 4:7:
New Living Translation (NLT)
7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
New King James Version (NKJV)
7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
As a father, my priority is this Loving, Leading, and Growing (teaching) my children.
I do not write this blog for anyone other than my wife, my son, and my daughter. Yes, others read this, and I do write in the manner that others can read as if I am writing to them. But ultimately, I write these things so that, when ready, my kids have a place that they can go and see where their fathers heart is and has been.
The word of God is the same for all of us. Do you want to know where your Fathers heart is? Open the Word. Its all right there.
Proverbs, especially, is a treasure trove of basic human knowledge and common sense guidelines that come directly from the heart of a fatherinspired by our Fatherwritten down for his son (children). When I go here, I KNOW that this is truth. I know this is rock solid information. I know that the heart behind Proverbs was to help a child learn what the father already hadto create a foundation where the son could go even higher and farther than the father.
This is always the heart of a true father.
So when I read that getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do, I know its true. But what makes me smile is the next part
And in all your getting, develop good judgement.
Wisdom is great. But it comes with a caveat: understanding, common sense, and good judgement.
In the same way that a treasure chest of gold is just another mineral if not considered valuable, wisdom that is not valued and understood is just knowledge.
Be sure that you purposefully seek after the Wisdom of God. Learn to understand Him. Read the whole chapter of Proverbs 4 if you want to know some of the benefits.
God bless you. I love you.