The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security
Proverbs 2; I die daily devotional.
4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;
SEEK HER AS SILVER
Silver is a tangible substance to seek for, and Wisdom knows her quality!
But are we seeking for her?
If you seek her as silver means to recognize your quality; build wisdom into your character. Silver does not decompose although it can discolor and tarnish, and that might be where your faith is, colored or tarnished, but the quality remains the same.
I believe we’re all colored and tarnished silver right now in our bodies of flesh and blood, but our faith in Christ is not colored or tarnished.
Our human bodies according to our verse, are capable of possessing silver and obtaining hidden treasures that build our character with spiritual significance that resembles eternity.
SEARCH FOR HER…
We are at a time in our lives where information is like an ocean we can dive into, and some might be drowning by it, if so … then lets learn to swim together.
There is a hidden treasure in the ability to swim!
And search for her as for hidden treasures means to dive into the deep-end of our faith in the Word of God.
If you can’t swim, or even understand the concept of swimming, imagine this: we’re in a boat heading out to the deep side of the ocean where our feet cannot touch nor our eyes see the coral reefs on the ocean floor; once at the deep the captain instructs us to the edge of the boat to see a distant island, once at the edge of the boat, the captain pushes us into the deep water.
Now why in the world would he do that!?
All of a sudden you wakeup coughing up water on the captain’s boat, you don’t even remember drowning until you’re resuscitated back to life from the experience.
There are hidden treasures about our experiences that only faith can teach as the soul develops, and spirit builds, those qualities into our character to teach others how to swim.
We’re out in the ocean right now, and I’ve just pushed you off my boat!
Hope you know how to swim…
- Are you seeking for silver?
- Are you searching for her as for hidden treasures?
Proverbs 2 (NASB)—blueletterbible.org
1 My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. 9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; 11 Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things; 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil; 15 Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways; 16 To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words; 17 That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; 18 For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead; 19 None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life. 20 So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it; 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.
- 3. We must be willing to take pains (v. 4); we must seek it as silver, preferring it far before all the wealth of this world, and labouring in search of it as those who dig in the mines, who undergo great toil and run great hazards, with indefatigable industry and invincible constancy and resolution, in pursuit of the ore; or as those who will be rich rise up early, and sit up late, and turn every stone to get money and fill their treasures. Thus diligent must we be in the use of the means of knowledge, following on to know the Lord.
II. What success we may hope for in the use of these means. Our labour shall not be in vain; for,
- 1. We shall know how to maintain our acquaintance and communion with God: “Thou shalt understand the fear of the Lord (v. 5), that is, thou shalt know how to worship him aright, shalt be led into the meaning and mystery of every ordinance, and be enabled to answer the end of its institution.’ Thou shalt find the knowledge of God, which is necessary to our fearing him aright. It concerns us to understand how much it is our interest to know God, and to evidence it by agreeable affections towards him and adorations of him.