“Talk to wisdom as to a sister. Treat insight as your companion.” (Proverbs 7:4, The Message)
I came across this scripture as I was studying and reading the book of Proverbs a few months ago. It sort of jumped out at me. Sometimes the Word of God is like that. I can read the same passage of scripture over and over and then like lightening something I just passed over will make sense.
Daily we come up against many situations. Whether, unexpected news, financial difficulties, or just the daily grind. Each one of these and more need the guidance of Wisdom and insight. I like the way this verse is written. The scripture is telling us to possess it. Talk to it as though it is ours. It is beside us. It is with us.
In all that we do we can ask God to shine a light on our path. He does not desire any evil towards us. (Jeremiah 29:11) His thoughts are full of goodness. It’s when we get in a rush to get things done without first talking with Him, (with wisdom), where we get hung up most of the time. His Word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path. (Psalm 119:105)
James 4:7 tells us HOW to get wisdom. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Proverbs 2:6 tells us WHO gives us wisdom. “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”
When we open up the Bible and read God’s words; wisdom and understanding will come alongside and help us in life. But just like the first scripture I mentioned in Proverbs 7:4, we must talk to it as though it is our sister. I don’t know about you, but I talk to my sister at least a few times a week and now since being apart by several thousand miles I am very thankful for Facetime so I can see her and talk to her regularly. Life gets crazy though and we don’t get to talk to each other daily. However, with God we don’t have to wait to talk to him until he’s done working for the day and driving through traffic on his way home. Nor, are we interrupted by his schedules with dinners out with friends and such. No matter where we are at or what we are doing He is ready to lend an ear and talk to us. And if we take time to listen to Him, He will give us insight to help us.
So my friend, take time to talk to God today and ask wisdom to be your sister and understanding to be your companion. Open His Word and allow His insight to fill your heart. More than anything He desires a relationship with us. He is never too busy to spend time with us. He wants to be a part of our everyday life.