Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Daily Devotion: Be Wise

Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:1-6

Key Verse: Verse 4-5 - (vs 4) “The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth." (vs 5) "It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools."

Key Words: the wise

It’s obvious from reading Ecclesiastes 7 that the theme of this chapter is wisdom. Verses 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16, 19, 23, and 25 all speak of wisdom.

In verse 1 wisdom will give you a better name.

In verses 2 through 4, it will give you a better understanding.

In verses 5 and 6, it gives one a better ear for hearing. Solomon tells us in Proverbs 4:7, wisdom is the principle thing. Bur wisdom doesn't come easy.

When speaking about wisdom, the Bible says, "Seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures." Silver and hidden treasure are located underneath the ground. They require digging. The fact that the treasures are hidden implies that it is not on top of the ground, obvious to the casual eye. Why would God not make wisdom available for anyone to pick up too easily? It's too valuable. He doesn't want folks to pick it up who don't intend on using it. He has placed wisdom as a hidden treasure underneath the ground for those who really want it. Just like people who truly desire to find gold don't mind digging and working to find it, wisdom is only to be found by people who value it enough to search for it.

What to do:
✞ Be wise or you will do foolish things.

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