The scripture for today is Proverbs 3:13
Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.
Throughout the Bible, we are instructed to seek wisdom and understanding. They are more valuable than any riches on earth. “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Proverbs 16:16 Obtaining wisdom and understanding should, therefore, be the priority of the child of God.
Finding wisdom requires a heart that is willing to seek it. God makes it available only to those who seek it. He shows us the way to start our pursuit; “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endures for ever.” Psalms 111:10 The reverential fear of God and loving obedience to His commandments are the characteristics of those who seek and obtain the wisdom and understanding that God gives.
There is an important reason why we need wisdom and understanding; our lives depend upon it. “When the testing time shall come, those who have made God’s word their rule of life will be revealed. In summer there is no noticeable difference between evergreens and other trees; but when the blasts of winter come, the evergreens remain unchanged, while other trees are stripped of their foliage. So the falsehearted professor may not now be distinguished from the real Christian, but the time is just upon us when the difference will be apparent. Let opposition arise, let bigotry and intolerance again bear sway, let persecution be kindled, and the halfhearted and hypocritical will waver and yield the faith; but the true Christian will stand firm as a rock, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, than in days of prosperity.
Says the psalmist: “Thy testimonies are my meditation.” “Through Thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” Psalm 119:99, 104. “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom.” “He shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 602 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
God bless you as you continue in His service.