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Be Wise

"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."
Proverbs 24:3
Posted on:
May 1, 2023

As we prepare as a nation for the Coronation of King Charles III, we will no doubt consider the formality and the tradition of the event. The planning and preparation for this day has been taking place for many years, and the amount of practice that has happened to make sure the timings are right, also indicates the importance of not only the event; but also sharing the event with the country and the world.

Proper planning prevents poor performance.  

Wisdom also prevents poor performance. We read in the book of Proverbs, sayings attributed mainly to King Solomon, who, when asked by God for anything – chose wisdom. If you are looking for a challenge through the month of May, read a chapter of the book of proverbs each day. There are 31 chapters, and 31 days!

In Proverbs 24:3, we read the analogy of a house and our lives. If you want to build a great life, make wisdom the foundation and the material which it is constructed by. Ask yourself the question in every decision, “based on my previous experiences and my future plans, what’s the wise decision to make?”

During the coronation, we will all see a lot of important and impressive items of jewel and splendour. But King Solomon, with all his wealth and honour, found a greater value in seeking wisdom.

“For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.  

She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honour in her left.  

She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.”

Whatever decisions you are making this week, ask the Holy Spirit to inspire you with wisdom and courage to make wise choices.

What is your response?
As you read the devotional, set some time aside to ask God how the word can change you today.
James 1:22 says "Do not merely listen to the word...do what it says." How can you live out the challenges set, or share the encouragement from the post today?
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