My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life. I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths. When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble. Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life. (Proverbs 4:10-13)
We are encouraged in Proverbs 4:5 to get wisdom and develop good judgment or understanding. We are told God’s wisdom contains far greater wealth than the gold, silver, and gems found in the world.
The wisdom of God offers principles and directives to guide us toward his successful and favored paths. These principles and directives are tried, true, unfailing, and produce good fruit for us, and more importantly, for the honor and glory of God.
Much has been written concerning finding the key or keys to experience an abundant, prosperous, and successful life in the world. However, all of those outside of God’s choosing will disappoint in the end. The key to life, the richest treasure for the soul, is in pursuing and living the Christ-life.
I pray for your guidance Lord in wisdom’s way and along your straight paths. Within them is your key to life. Amen.
“And don’t let us yield to temptation”