Day 21

Life

Happy is the person who finds wisdom that gains understanding. For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
(Proverbs 3:13-18)

To know happiness and true wisdom is to walk in this world led by the inward light, the Lord of life. A life in the hands of infinite love and unafraid of death is certainly worth more than gold and precious stones. A man who is led to wisdom, trusting completely in God stands in harmony with His universe, enjoying health, prosperity, friends, and the smile of God and man. There is more: Solomon states that life is brief. Even the longest life is but a moment. Life is a blade of grass that is green for a season and soon withers and dies. He warns against people who spend their entire lives securing material things with little thought about things eternal.

Proverbs says that revering God and living in His ways makes life valuable. Living in light of God’s eternal plan for you gives purpose and makes life valuable. Life with purpose becomes a dance, a celebratory prologue to an eternal future spent with God and those who love Him and who have lived according to His desires.

What is the purpose of you life? What is the supreme good of your life? How are you pursuing life, liberty and happiness? What would you do if you only had six months to live? What things in your life would you change if you could? What steps could you take today to find your purpose?

 

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