Proverbs 9:9-10 – Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Lord God, wisdom is such an elusive thing. It’s something everyone wants but that few have. It’s something that many think that they have but few actually do. Most of all, it is something that you want to give to me. You call to me in your Word, “Come, learn from me!” “Come, listen to me.” You send people in my life to teach me and instruct me; sometimes they don’t even know that they’re teaching me, but they are. I pray, Lord God, open my heart to humbly receive the instruction that comes from you and from others. Open my heart to receive the correction and redirection that people give me in my life. Pride in me wants to push back and reject like a fool the correction that others give. Pride in me doesn’t really want to listen to others. I pray, Lord God, humble my heart and open me up to the wisdom that you want to give. Speak Lord, I’m listening. Teach Lord, I’m ready to learn. Pour out wisdom on me, O Lord, through your Word, through people you send into my life, through your Spirit connecting your Word and the experiences of my life. I need it. Amen.