Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee (Prov 4:7-9); When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee (Prov 6:22)~~ Wisdom is a most valuable guide, protector, and friend, both day and night! As you proceed through life, wisdom will direct your choices. As you sleep in bed, it will comfort your soul, keep your thoughts right, and protect you from evil spirits. When you begin each day, wisdom will be your friend and counselor in facing the day’s events. Wisdom is the power of right judgment – the ability to analyze a situation and know what to do.
Life has many choices and decisions, many of which have serious consequences and are presented deceitfully by the world. You cannot even trust your own heart because it’s impacted by emotions, which will cloud wise judgment. When you are about to turn out of the way, wisdom will say, “This is the way, walk in it”. Wisdom will guide you safely in making decisions that otherwise destroy many. Wisdom is the knowledge of God and His will for your life. When you awake to the challenges, opportunities, and fears of a day, you will have a gentle companion to reassure you and direct you. Instead of being intimidated and overwhelmed, you can be courageous and excited. Instead of being hopeless as others, you can rejoice in the future! Wisdom will give you confidence and strength to live joyfully and victoriously. Wisdom can teach you in the night. Wisdom will deliver you from fear and guilt to sleep peacefully. Wisdom will keep you from earning God’s chastening or fainting under it. Wisdom will protect you from the fears that plague others. Wisdom will keep you from overworking and worrying about things that God will do for you.
Lay hold of wisdom today! Bind it in your heart and tie it about your neck (Pr 6:21)! Remember and obey the good advice and rules you received from your parents (Pr 6:20). Where can we get Wisdom? It is found in the fear of the Lord (Prov 9:10) and freely offered at our asking (James 1:5). So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off (Prov 24:14).