One essential key to a fulfilling and productive lifestyle is to pursue wisdom. Some might be inclined to think, “If I just had more money and resources, then I would have a more fulfilling and productive life.”
John Ross won 2 million dollars in a California lottery. Within a year, he was in jail for stealing a car.
Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey lottery, twice for a total of 5.4 Million. Before two years had expired, she had lost it all in an Atlantic City casino.
Michael Carroll won the British lottery for 15 million. Bought new cars and started a demolition derby. He wasted the rest on drugs and ended up in jail.
Can you imagine a different outcome if John, Evelyn and Michael had been acquainted with Proverbs 4:5-9?
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!
Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
“Do not forsake her, and she will guard you;
Love her, and she will watch over you.
“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;
And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
“Prize her, and she will exalt you;
She will honor you if you embrace her.
“She will place on your head a garland of grace;
She will present you with a crown of beauty.”
True life experiences teach wisdom is the key to every worthwhile venture. So today, acquire wisdom! Allow God’s Word to guide you in your journey of acquisition…then you will find a fulfilling productive life.