Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. – (Proverbs 3:17, NIV)
Wisdom will lead you to a life of joy and peace. – (Proverbs 3:17, ERV)
The ways of wisdom are sweet, always drawing you into the place of wholeness. – (Proverbs 3:17, TPT)
I’m not sure if I ever thought about it before, but it is intriguing that wisdom is referred to as “her or she” in several of the various translations of the Bible. After thinking about it for a few moments, what came to mind for me is my grandmother. She was the matriarch of our family, and the one whom all agreed was full of wisdom. Interestingly enough, she always seemed to be at peace, her faith secure, and her future, certain. If wisdom had a face, it would bear the image of my grandmother. Her example was an ever-present reminder of how to appreciate and enjoy a life of joy and peace. We are to never stop learning and growing, ever investing in God and walking in His ways. May we ever seek the Lord and His wisdom, allowing His leading to draw us into His place of peace.
Wisdom will lead you,
To a place of peace;
God in His goodness,
Grants joyous release.
Freed from the burdens,
That seek steal His joy;
Blessed in the knowing,
The grace God employs.
So, ever seek God,
His wisdom and grace;
For in His presence,
His peace comes to stay.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that wisdom from You brings peace and joy, comfort and hope. Forgive us for attempting to find peace anywhere other than in Your presence. Teach us to trust You more, as You are our Source and Supply. Show us how to love those around us in a way that makes Your peace tangible, in the same way You utilized my grandmother to show all who came near her. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You for wisdom and recognize the perfect peace that comes from You alone. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12