Proverbs are succinct statements that can bring about a change in thinking. Frequently, opposing views are presented so the informed reader can make decisions with more awareness of potential outcomes. Who other than Solomon could be better suited to be the primary author of the Book of Proverbs? I love how, at this point, God’s Story is divided into thirty-one chapters, a whole month’s worth of daily wisdom just waiting for us! Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold…She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed…The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
It is interesting that blessing often comes after wisdom is applied. God, Your Word is rich and You are so generous to give us truth that remains stable no matter if the economy rises or falls. Rather than anxiously looking at the stock market every day, we can look to Your Word and live a life that is profitable, alive like a healthy tree, and blessed. Wisdom and blessings go hand-in-hand. May we seek both like we are hunting for treasure. Amen.