Today's devotion is based on Proverbs 8:11, "For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her."
The writer had also previously referred to teachings and knowledge being better than silver and gold. It appears that those the writer was writing to were obsessed with assets, prosperity, and riches!
What do you want or desire in your life? How do these wants and desires, the goods you have, the things you own compare with wisdom? It's okay to have wants and desires in our lives.
None of us is immune to that way of thinking. Goods and possessions are essential for our way of living and offer ways to help others. But is it not worth taking up that offer if we are freely offered something better, the knowledge of a Savior which will benefit us and all we come into contact with?
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainers of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for your gift of life through Jesus. In his name, I pray. Amen.