Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding. — Prov 3:13 NET
“The one who finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord.”
The Lord says, “Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful…. If people want to boast, they should boast about this: They should boast that they understand and know me.”—The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord.
But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ. More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things – indeed, I regard them as dung! – that I may gain Christ.—In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.—“Counsel and sound wisdom belong to me; I possess understanding and might.”
Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.
The one who wins souls is wise.
Prov 8:35, Jer 9:23-24, Prov 9:10, Phil 3:7-8, Col 2:3, Prov 8:14, 1 Cor 1:30, Prov 11:30
Poor, but making many rich. — 2 Cor 6:10 NET
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.—For we have all received from his fullness one gracious gift after another.—My God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.—God is able to make all grace overflow to you so that because you have enough of everything in every way at all times, you will overflow in every good work.
Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?—Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.
We have this treasure in clay jars, so that the extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
2 Cor 8:9, John 1:16, Phil 4:19, 2 Cor 9:8, Jas 2:5, 1 Cor 1:26-27, 2 Cor 4:7
Daily Light on the Daily Path - September 20
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.