The Best Way to Live

Proverbs 3:13-26, Psalm 21-23

Proverbs 3:21-22 – “My son, do not lose sight of these – keep sound wisdom and discretion; and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.”

Lord God, wisdom is such a wonderful gift and from it comes great blessing and responsibility.  Make me one who pursues it.  Make me one who listens carefully for it.  Make me one who will spend everything to get it.  I need to hear these verses, however, because I am not always seeking to grow in faith and in wisdom.  I am not always eager and willing to keep on working at this.  Make me a student of your Word, learning from and listening to those who would instruct me in your Word.  You have given me pastors and teachers to give me wisdom from you.  Make me a student to listen and to learn.  Be with them as they prepare to share God’s Word with me.  You promise me that when I get wisdom from you that this is the best way for me to live.  From it and from you comes the best way to live.  Amen.