A Better Investment

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 23

Gold Nugget
Verse 23: Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
If our lives were the stock market, the best investments would be the ones mentioned in today’s “gold nugget”. Truth, wisdom, instruction and understanding are the principle shares that have the highest returns. Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.  I’m not familiar with the stock market, but I can appreciate the agenda of the proverb for today. All of us are in pursuit of something. Some are in pursuit of money, fame or material things such as cars, houses, boats, clothes, etc. Some of us are in pursuit of more appropriate things that have eternal value, but rest assured we all pursue something. We need to channel that pursuit into an appropriate direction. God is the source of everything that we could ever truly need or want.

If we are hungry and seek God, He will make truth, wisdom, instruction and understanding available to us. Buy them. We purchase them by commitment and sacrifice. I'm not talking about salvation, we know that isn't earned or bought, but once we receive these things from God and see them flowing into our lives, we will not sell them! We will not give anything in return for them. 

Lord, the elements mentioned in today’s “gold nugget” cannot be bought at the corner store or off of EBay. They are given to us by you through commitment and loyalty. Help us to invest in the things eternal and watch them overshadow the things that are temporal. Amen

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