Over 2,000 years ago, the wise men followed a star to Bethlehem to see Jesus.
They couldn’t see every twist and turn in their trek, but they wisely sought and trusted God’s guidance to find their Savior and King.
How often do we try to do things our own way, thinking that we know best? Or, miss out on God’s guidance and direction telling ourselves that we have to figure it out ourselves? But God says that if anyone lacks wisdom, we should ask Him, and He will give us wisdom generously (James 1:5). Like the wise men, we don’t see every twist and turn in the road ahead, but God does, and He promises to give us the wisdom we need.
As this Christmas season wraps up, will you wisely seek Him? Will you seek Him daily in prayer and reading His Word? Proverbs 8:11 tells us that wisdom is more precious than rubies and that nothing we desire can compare to wisdom. All those ‘things’ that were marketed to us so heavily throughout Christmas will soon begin to gather dust, the batteries will wear out, or they’ll become obsolete. But the wisdom of the Lord? It is more precious than rubies, and nothing can compare.
As you head into the new year, may you seek Him daily, in the big things, the little things, the frustrations, the joys, the ups, the downs, and the everyday. By reading just one chapter a day in Proverbs, by the end of the year you will have read the ‘Book of Wisdom’ 12 times! God reveals Himself to us through His Word, and Proverbs is a great place to begin gaining God’s wisdom on marriage, managing money, work, raising children, seeking a spouse, and life.
Wise men still seek Him, will you?