By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.  Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV

As a writer, I work daily to hone my craft and develop my skills.  I’m learning, but find there’s always more to learn.  As I read the above verses I imagine the rooms of my writing life filling with the rare and beautiful treasures of well crafted words that are directly related to wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

But of course, this verse is about a lot more than writing.  The rare and beautiful treasures could be spiritual insights, blessed relationships, meaningful work, opportunities, good friends, open doors, stability, creativity, direction and a million other things.

Knowledge can be acquired by reading and studying.  But how can we tap into the wisdom described above that graces our lives with such treasures?

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.  James 1:5 NIV

 This verse gives the answer to our human quest for wisdom.  How do we find it?  From God, who is the source of all desirable things.  The good news is that wisdom is available to those who ask.

Let’s fill the rooms of our lives with rare and beautiful treasures.

Lord, you’ve told us to ask for wisdom if we are lacking.  Please fill our hearts and minds with your wisdom.  Amen

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