Saturday, 29 April 2017

The principal thing

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honour, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you."  - Proverbs 4:7-9

I remember a course on time management I took a long time ago. A lot of managing our time is based on establishing priorities. The most important things on our ‘to do’ lists are often called our A1 tasks.

Even though we may or may not keep a ‘to do’ list on our phone or in our pockets or on a tablet usually have a list of priorities. Sometimes the only way anyone knows our priorities is by what we actually do. There is a saying that is generally true, though it is clearly not perfect. It goes like this – you do what you want to do.

I think we need to ask ourselves what the principal thing in our lives it. Here Proverbs that godly wisdom is the principal thing, so that is what we need to ‘get.’ As we get wisdom and understanding wisdom with lift us up and honour us and crown us with a crown of grace.

We need to decide what is really important to us. We need to go after the principal thing – and the principal thing is God’s wisdom. 

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