Active Wisdom is the devotion for today. It’s designed to help you dig into God’s Word, spend time with the One who created you, and let Jesus invade your life.
Bible Reading for Today
Bible Verse for Today
“My son, if you receive my wordsProverbs 2:1-6
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;”
Devotion for Today
Receive. Call out. Search. I love all the action words in the opening of Proverbs 2. They remind me that wisdom is active just like the Word of God. You can’t gain wisdom by doing nothing, you must pursue it. You have to seek it out and embrace it.
So how do we do that? How do we actively pursue wisdom?
The answer is much like you’d expect. We read our Bibles, attend church, listen to Christian podcasts, read Christian books, talk to other Christians about spiritual matters. We read, listen, and seek out Jesus as much as possible.
All that is good, but there’s one thing we still lack. If we want more wisdom, we need to pray for it. James 1:5 tells us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” If we want to pursue wisdom, we need to pursue the source. We need to go to Jesus.
In 1 Corinthians 1:24 Jesus is called the very wisdom of God. Colossians 2:3 says that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Jesus. With that, I encourage you to look to Jesus. Pursue wisdom by seeking Jesus and don’t give up. Keep receiving. Keep treasuring. Keep being attentive. Keep inclining your ear. Keep calling out for insight. Keep raising your voice for understanding. Keep seeking. Keep searching. Keep asking and leaning into Jesus and wisdom will follow.
Join me in this 31-day devotional and spend 31 days in the book of Proverbs exploring the Bible’s wisdom and how it relates to life today.