“Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.” Proverbs 4:5-6

Wisdom is something we need to be sure not to forget. More than anything else, God’s wisdom will protect and keep us, no matter what we face.

We invest so much time in gaining knowledge, learning new skills, developing our talents and earning money. But how much time do we invest in seeking wisdom? It will make a much bigger difference in our lives and success than these other things.

Wisdom from experience is not complete. We need the wisdom that comes from God, and according to James 1:5, God is ready to give it to us liberally.

Prayer: Lord, help me to seek Your wisdom and not rely on my own ideas, especially when making crucial decisions. Help me to value the wisdom You give me.

Devotion by Liane Grant

“I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.” Psalm 119:176

Just like we must not neglect our salvation, we also must not forget the Lord’s commandments. Failing to follow them causes us to get lost like a sheep who has wandered off.

By His grace, God continues to seek to restore our relationship with Him. And if we have hidden His Word, His commandments in our heart, we will never be able to forget them. Even if we get off track, they will help us back onto the right path.

We guard the Lord’s commandments by reading and memorizing them. Suppose one day the Bible was forbidden in your country like it is in many. Would you have enough of His commandments in your heart to sustain you?

Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your commandments that keep me on the straight and narrow way that leads to life eternal. Help me to value them and to hide them in my heart.

Devotion by Liane Grant