MONAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Scripture: Proverbs 4:7-12
In verses 7-12 we find the fourth blessing of wisdom. That blessing is promotion. To exalt wisdom brings promotion. In other words to esteem and highly prize wisdom will lead to advancement and favor. Promotion is always a blessing as it lifts us and elevates us beyond what we can do in our own strength. Both Daniel and Joseph are biblical examples of promotion that led to life-altering results. There are likely some of God’s own people experiencing promotion of such magnitude in this hour. And we should set our faith to be among them! The next blessing is that wisdom brings honor. Honor is wonderful to have and that is the fifth blessing in this passage. Honor is a weighty and a glorious gift. It is about dignity and splendor and it contributes to a godly reputation. The sixth blessing is that the Lord will place on our head an ornament of grace. That Hebrew word for grace means favor. The favor of the Lord often precedes the promotion of the Lord. So wisdom brings us into great favor and verse 9 says, “She will place on your head an ornament of grace. A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” This crown of glory completes the seven. There is something regal about a crown. That crown of glory is about bravery and renown and carries with it a sense of majesty only God can provide. Through these blessings of wisdom we acquire a reputation of being a person of exemplary and excellent character. This is the seven-fold blessing of wisdom as we pursue it. It is obvious that to fulfill our destiny and represent Jesus honorably we cannot afford to be without these seven gifts of His wisdom.