Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
The Christian’s call is not simply to avoid doing bad things. We are called more importantly to pursue good things. It is more like loving your wife, than crossing a field trying to avoid land mines. We are called to more than simply survive through the minefield. We are to pursue wisdom, cherish sweet time with the Savior, to love God and our neighbor. Of course, loving wisdom will mean avoiding bad behavior. But is your heart thrilled with lady wisdom, with the excellencies of your heavenly Father, with the riches of grace in His Son, and with the Holy Spirit’s work in your heart and life?
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