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From time to time I go through my closet and get rid of clothes I no longer use, or, in many cases, clothes that no longer fit me! It’s easy to accumulate things we don’t need. It’s a good thing to winnow them.
We also accumulate things in life; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and materially. Sadly, we seldom take time to consider what we’re getting and keeping.
Take a look at what the writer of Proverbs says about this in Proverbs 20:15 (NLT) “Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.”
Quite often our attention is focused on accumulating material things — the “gold and rubies.” While the Bible never condemns possessions, it does regularly remind us to keep them in the right priority and perspective.
This verse tells us we’re better off getting wisdom rather than possessions. Good sense is something you can never have too much of. It positions us for genuine success in every realm of life.
Solomon understood this. As Israel’s new king, God gave Solomon an opportunity to ask for anything. Solomon asked for wisdom! God reminded Solomon that wisdom opens the door for every other life blessing.
What are you accumulating? Don’t go through life getting and holding on to things that aren’t of the highest importance. In your accumulations, first and foremost, get wisdom!