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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Transcendent Excellency: Divine Wisdom

The transcendent excellency divine wisdom

"For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. 
 Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 
 She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. 
 She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. 
 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly!" 
Proverbs 3:14-18 

See the transcendent excellency divine wisdom

Men desire health--but bodily health is only for a time. 
Divine wisdom gives perpetual health, both of body and soul. 

Men desire wealth--but riches are not forever.
Divine wisdom gives unsearchable riches--enduring riches! 

Men desire life--but human life is brief. 
Divine wisdom gives everlasting life, and life in perfection and interminable blessedness. 

Men desire honor--but earthly honor is fading. 
Divine wisdom confers the highest honors, associating us in the nearest relation with God, who is the source of all real honor. 

Men desire pleasure--but what does earthly pleasure amount to? 
Divine wisdom leads . . .
  to rivers of pleasure,
  to oceans of joy,
  to fountains of purest delight! 

Men desire fame--but fame among sinners, is but a puff of noisy breath. 
Divine wisdom makes us famous, if not on earth--in Heaven; if not in time--in eternity!

If therefore we would possess health and wealth; 
if we would live forever, and live forever in honor;
if we would enjoy endless pleasure, and shine among God's worthies
--then we must get wisdom! It is transcendently excellent, for all the world would not purchase it--though God freely gives it! Nor would the possession of the whole world make up for the loss of it--if we neglect and despise it. Nor would a world, or ten thousand worlds, make a man half so happy!

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom!" Proverbs 4:7

~James Smith~

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