Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. – Prov. 3:13-14
By now, it is March in a long school year. It has been months since Christmas break, and it might seem like the school year is dragging on and on. This year especially with all the extra difficulties of having to wear a mask and the concerns of sickness can make the year seem like it is taking forever.
But school is important, no matter how long and boring it seems. While learning math and English and spelling, your teachers are also teaching you how to think and understand. They are teaching you the wisdom found in God’s Word.
Your parents also spend their evenings teaching you wisdom and understanding when they help you with your school work or do family devotions or take the time as you are together as a family to use every moment as a learning experience.
According to this passage, wisdom and true understanding is better than silver or gold. Godly wisdom, the ability to apply knowledge in a Godly way to all of life, is better than money. It is worth all the hard work you are putting into learning at school now so that you will have Godly wisdom and understanding through your entire life.
Originally published March 2021, Vol 80 No 3