An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Investment Advice

(Proverbs 16:16 KJV)  How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

What a wonderful option.  What a glorious promise.  We should be able to understand this.  We can chose to seek that which will always be useful or we can go after the shiny.  I am too young to remember when President Roosevelt essentially made it illegal to have gold and stopped people using it for buying and selling.  In a stroke of the pen he seemed to remove the usefulness of gold.  It still had value but could not be used. 

There are currently attempts to declare wisdom illegal also.  The government is going after our thoughts and beliefs.  It is illegal to speak publicly against homosexuality in many locations.  You can get a more serious sentence if you were thinking wrong when you committed a crime.  They are called hate crimes and why the penalty is increased because of your supposed mental opinions is beyond me. 

How do you deal with all this?  Not with gold.  You need wisdom.  You need values and priorities based in the standards of God to get through the rough times however they are expressed in your life. 

So don’t just go to work today.  Don’t just pay your bills and balance your budget.  Spend some time investing in the wisdom market.  See how your investment can grow.  It is necessary for an eternal retirement. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Amen. We can see all around us what happens to a nation of unwise people.

Pumice said...

Probably a case of little supply and no demand. Buckle your seat belts and lay in supplies.

Grace and peace.

chipmunk said...

Wisdom and common sense are both in short supply the last few years. Sort of like finding a pearl of great value out in a field...

Pumice said...

The problem with the pearl is that the person had to sell everything else to be able to get it. Wisdom and common sense have a price. Few are willing to pay it.

Grace and peace.

Cathy M. said...

Howdy. I bounced over from Georges' Grouse because your title intrigued me. Interesting post. The great thing about God's wisdom is that all we have to do is ask for it. (James 1:5)

Pumice said...

Welcome Cathy.

True. Most people don't stop to ask and if they do they ask the wrong source. I am sure you join me in the quest even if you don't come back to my humble seekings.

Grace and peace.