Her friendship is better than a big salary ...

You're blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. She's worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary. Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her. With one hand she gives long life, with the other she confers recognition. Her manner is beautiful, her life wonderfully complete. She's the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her. Hold her tight—and be blessed! -Proverbs 3:13-18 MSG

It was a morning in May 1998 when I clearly heard the voice of Lady Wisdom echo loudly in my heart. Months prior to that day I had been offered an early retirement package and I was not inclined at all to accept it - it did not make sense to my head to retire at age 49. In my car on my way to work Lady Wisdom asked me this question: "Is it more risky to stay or to leave?" By the time I got to work I was convinced that the less risky path was to retire.

Funny how wisdom can speak to our hearts in the form of questions. Sometimes she speaks in ways that we can only sense in our gut. Often it is in the form of a thought that we had never imagined before. Solomon here tells us not to ignore the things that wisdom speaks to us. He says that the value of wisdom is great and we are blessed when we hold on to wisdom. Yet it is difficult because we need to trust God with all of our heart when wisdom speaks to us.

Thank you Lord for the many times you have spoken wisdom to my heart. Help me to hear wisdom's voice today.


  1. Thank you, Bob. I don't often comment, but I read this blog almost every day. I find your words both enlightening and encouraging.

    Love to you and Ann,

    M.E. :)

    1. Thanks for the encouraging words M.E.! Love back to you!


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