“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.” Prov 4:7-8 (NIV)

There are lots of things we think are must-haves…things we cannot do without. It is amazing that today many things like mobile phones and  wifi are perceived as must-haves when only a few years ago they didn’t exist.

The bible is very clear that an absolute must-have to life a fruitful, happy and successful life is wisdom. In the Book of Proverbs, Solomon reminds us that wisdom is precious - more precious than any possessions.

Wisdom helps us see situations as they really are; it cuts through the veneer of appearance and pretence to the heart of real life. Wisdom gives us understanding on how we should respond in every situation and this wisdom has one source…God. He is the source and the beginning of wisdom.

Although written many years ago the wisdom contained in the bible works in real life. It works in every situation at any time - at work, for family, friends, conflict and relationships.

Being able to see the world from this perspective will never leave you short changed - as these verses remind us wisdom will exalt and honour you.This week make it your goal to get wisdom, your life will be blessed and you actions anointed.