“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. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.” (Proverbs 3:13-19)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things I find about the apostle Paul after his conversion is he seems to always be upbeat and an encourager to the church. No matter where he found himself, he says that he had learned how to be content. Contentment is not predicated on what we have or do not have. It is based on who we are and how we see ourselves in Christ. Contentment springs out of a heart of wisdom. When we know and understand our Savior, we can find happiness. As Solomon says, "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding." He says that it is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her. The tree of life was amid the garden with Adam and Eve the same as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, they chose to eat from the one they were told not to eat from which ruined their happiness. When you go after the things God tells you to avoid, you will probably forfeit your happiness.
Sing: Life is good all the time! Life is good all time! Life is good, life is good, life is good all time.
Thought For Today: Happiness comes from wisdom.