“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.” Proverbs 3:13-16
Contrary to popular belief, wisdom does not automatically come with age. Wisdom comes from understanding God’s Word. In 2 Timothy 3:15 the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy saying, “And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, WHICH ARE ABLE TO MAKE YOU WISE for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” A person who has found true wisdom will fear the Lord and the person who has gained true understanding will know the Lord. This is not possible without the Scriptures for it is impossible to really know God apart from His written Word.
Deuteronomy 17:19 tells us that the fear of the Lord does not come naturally but that it is LEARNED by studying God’s Word. “And it (a copy of God’s Word) shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, THAT HE MAY LEARN TO FEAR THE LORD HIS GOD and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes.”
According to Proverbs 3:13-16, God’s Word is more valuable than silver and gold, or even precious jewels. Why? Because there are some things that money cannot buy. You could have all the money in the world, but if you do not have your health, what good is it? However, the wisdom and understanding that comes from the knowledge of God’s Word will lengthen our days upon the earth. In other words, God’s Word will do things for you that money could never do!
Sadly, the only time most Christians open their Bible to read it is when they are in church. This kind of approach to God’s Word will never produce victory over sickness and disease. You have to make God’s Word a priority in your life by putting it first! When you do, it will bring health and healing to your body causing you to live a long life.
Confession: I love the Word! God’s Word is working for me!