Today's devotion is based on Proverbs 2:2," Listen carefully to wisdom; set your mind on understanding."
For the next few days, the readings are about wisdom and understanding. Where do you get your wisdom from? What gives you understanding? Many might say most wisdom comes from the Bible. Others would suggest it comes from someone experienced in life – perhaps an older friend. Although, the younger ones among us have their fair share of wisdom too. Some would say it comes from a wide range of reading. Others might suggest it comes from times of silence and meditation.
But Paul also says Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24). So it would be wise to make Christ our starting point when searching for wisdom and understanding. Living in Christ's grace and blessing; caring for the poor; seeking justice; practicing compassion; walking daily with Jesus. If we aim for these things, wisdom and understanding may just happen to occur naturally, as part of our everyday life in and with Christ.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Christ, the wisdom of God, giver of all good gifts, please fill my life with your love, wisdom, and understanding. Amen.