Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding – Proverbs 4:7
The Bible says wisdom is good with an inheritance (Ecclesiastes 7:11); it matters the sort of inheritance you wish to bequeath to your children or the generation after you. Some think of inheritance only in terms of material possessions such as lands and houses; that’s all they’ve got to give. There’s nothing wrong with that, but remember, no one will carry lands and houses beyond the realms of this earth. This means that, there’s something more than material possessions.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 says, “For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.” Both money and wisdom serve the same purpose of defence to the one who has them, but the excellency of knowledge, however, is that wisdom, in addition to being a defence, gives life to those that have it. Money can defend you, but it won’t give you life.
Let’s look at the experience of Peter and John in the encounter they had with a certain man who was crippled from birth, and sat at the gate of the temple called “Beautiful,” begging for alms. He, no doubt, must have been getting silver and gold from the people as they came into the temple. However, on this particular occasion, Peter said to him, “…Look on us! Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, I give you: In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (Acts 3:4-6 KJV).
He then grabbed the man by the hand, and lifted him up, and an amazing miracle ensued! The man’s anklebones received strength and he sprang to his feet, running, jumping, and praising God (Acts 3:6-8). Peter and John knew they had something more than silver and gold. They had Christ, and the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus. This is something more than gold, lands and houses.
If you’re born again, the same Christ is in you; you have the power of attorney to use His Name to impact and bless your world, and make your life glorious.
Please click here if you aren’t yet born again. God bless you.
Dear Father, I thank you for the revelation of Christ in me; He’s my life, my wisdom, and my all! Thank you for your Word, which is the light that guides my spirit, and for your instructions, that are life to me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Further Study: Mark 8:36; Proverbs 16:16