Prayer: LORD, it seems that fewer people today embrace wisdom in their decisions. Many appear to be driven by motives of profit, greed, control, fear, and such–and that is not wise. I do not want anything to hold be back; therefore, I choose to embrace wisdom in all I do. As I do so, the benefits of wisdom will be manifested in my life; this is Your promise and Your promises never fail. (And it is wisdom to believe Your promises.) In Jesus’ name, Amen.
My father taught me and said, “Hold on to my words with all your heart. Keep my commands and you will live. Get wisdom and understanding. Don’t forget or ignore my words. Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you. Love it, and it will keep you safe. Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding. Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor. It will be like flowers in your hair and like a beautiful crown on your head.” My child, listen and accept what I say. Then you will have a long life. I am guiding you in the way of wisdom, and I am leading you on the right path. Nothing will hold you back; you will not be overwhelmed. Always remember what you have been taught, and don’t let go of it. Keep all that you have learned; it is the most important thing in life. (Prov 4:4-13 NCV)