At a certain point in my life, I was the worst at money management. I figured that money existed to be spent. I’ve learned through the years that money is to be managed. This wisdom is more valuable than any amount of cash, which I can spend in seconds.

I’ve also learned that seeking wisdom about what matters in life can bring more life— and a better life too. When I seek wisdom in the Word of God about any issues I face, I can resolve them in a way that is fair, loving, and responsible.

Wisdom truly is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. Whether it is about money concerns, marital problems, or any other issues we may have, wisdom will be of great help. Time and time again the book of Proverbs reminds us how precious wisdom is. Jesus tells us, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

So, is wisdom something we treasure? Is our heart inclined toward knowing and fearing God? Just what is the object of our affection?

There are no secrets here. God made us and knows what we need so He knows how to resolve our problems. Knowing this wonderful God and obeying Him is how we will unlock godly success.

Seek to know God, obey Him, and you will become wise. God’s Word is the answer to any problems as long as we are willing to act on it.

My God, help me to stop chasing the wind. Turn my heart and mind toward you. Give me a desire for wisdom and instruct me in your ways. Jesus said that you will give wisdom to those who ask because you love us. I ask you for wisdom today. May you be glorified through it. Amen.

Go Deeper — What is the issue that is most pressing to you at the moment? Using a Bible concordance, find verses concerning that very problem, and then pray for God to reveal to you through His Word how you can resolve that issue, or at least make peace with it.

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