“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.” (Proverbs 8:17-21)
Wisdom isn’t looking for a fling. She’s not a get-rich-quick scheme or an easy way to pass that big test at school. She wants a real, lifelong relationship. She’s looking for people who are ready to be changed by her. In short, she wants to be loved.
It’s a commitment, true, but loving Wisdom brings benefits. You might not make quick cash, but you’ll learn how to manage finances in a way that will keep more in your “treasuries” (or bank account). But, again, she doesn’t want you to love her as a means to make dough. It’s not about the money; wise living is about a life that matters.
Yes, being wise with money usually brings more money, but it’s about the places you’ll go with her: righteous paths, the way of justice — a life not wasted on worthlessness but well spent on all the most important things.
Think: Are you ready to love Wisdom and walk with her? Do you believe that wise living is worth more than dollars in the bank?
Pray: Ask God to help you love Wisdom and to never stop looking for her.
Do: Read Proverbs 6.