Key Text: Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:14
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King JR.
God gives good gifts to His children. Have you ever felt that tangible excitement, knowing you were about to receive something extraordinary? I have. Yesterday was my 16th wedding anniversary. Distinctly, I recall the anticipation leading up to my wedding day. The joy that came with beginning the journey of my life with my best friend hung tangibly in the air. I was a nervous wreck! But it was due to the best of reasons. I could hardly contain myself the first time I saw my bride as the doors burst open. To this day, emotion overwhelms me every time I see a bride enter a room. The picture of my bride on the day of my wedding is forever etched in my mind.
We are the Bride of Christ. He chose us and pursued us, much like I did my wife. And as His bride, does He not want to give us the best? In Numbers 14:8, Joshua and Caleb exclaimed, on the brink of the promised land, “If the Lord delights in us, He will lead us into a land flowing with milk and honey.” You hear the hope contained in that statement! The promise of a land filled with the goodness of God drove these men to overcome any obstacle. And so it is with wisdom!
Wisdom is like honey because of its anticipated sweetness. And it delivers! Finding it is like that great excitement on the precipice of claiming a treasure. And the beautiful thing about wisdom, as it is from God, is that every day holds this potential. Just think, what might life be like when Jesus returns, and we are in the presence of wisdom? See wisdom as God intends. Hopeful. Joy-inspiring. Satisfying.
Dave Mergens, Pastor of Adult Formation
Today’s Challenge: Think about wisdom as the best gift you could ever receive.