Would You Trade It All For Wisdom?


Behind door number 1 is the thing that you’ve always wanted.

A wife. A new job and a boss that doesn’t treat you like cow poo. Money to pay off the staggering deficit you racked up in college. A sweet house that includes a flat-screen TV, a two-car garage, and a garden for puttering. A 401k package that isn’t flat lining. It’s all there in one glorious, shiny, jaw-dropping heap. And you can have it. If you want.

Behind door number 2 is something even better.

Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. (Prov. 8:10-11)

Study both doors very carefully. Behind one door is all you ever desired. Behind the other door is godly wisdom.

Which door do you choose?

Unless you have the sense of musk ox, you’ll choose wisdom. Why? Because all you desire can’t hold a candle to wisdom. Wisdom is a shield and a guardian (Prov. 2). It gives you years of life, peace, favor in the sight of God and man, honor, pleasantness, and sweet sleep (Prov. 3).

Only a moron of inter-galactic proportions would neglect wisdom. Unfortunately, I’ve been that moron. Many times.

But I’m seeking to grow. I’ve been praying that God would help me to increase in wisdom. I’ve been captivated by the idea that wisdom is more precious than diamonds. I want that kind of wisdom.

So help me out. How do we get this wisdom that is more precious than diamonds?

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Stephen Altrogge

I'm a husband, dad, writer, & Mixed Martial Arts Salsa Dancing Champion. I created The Blazing Center. I've also written some books which people seem to like. You can follow me on Twitter and Facebook

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