Sunday, June 20, 2010

Where is wisdom on your list?

[Wisdom] is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:15 NRSV

What do I desire?

The entire season and the final movie of Boys Over Flowers (the Taiwan version with subtitles).

An iPhone - latest version.

Okay, also an iPad. Updated iPhoto. And while I'm at it, a year of lessons at the Apple store.

A shopping spree of Cabi clothes.

New shoes!

New AC/heating system at our lake house.

New floors at our lake house.

New sofa at our lake house.

Okay, a total remodeling of our lake house, including landscaping.

New car that gets super mileage.

Trip to go and see my half-sisters.

A vacation this summer to the beach.

A date-night with my husband.

Wait a minute, I don't see wisdom on this list of what I desire. But isn't that what the psalmist is referring to? We should desire wisdom above all these things from clothes to movies to trips.

Wisdom is more precious than money, any item or any luxury. 

What does your desire list look like? Is wisdom on the list?

God, we should have wisdom at the top of our wants list. Wisdom from you should be our highest priority. Yet, we tend to have lots of stuff on our lists instead. Forgive us, O God, and help us to desire what is truly important. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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