Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 8

“For whoever finds me finds life
and receives favor from the LORD.
But those who miss me injure themselves.
All who hate me love death.”
Proverbs 8:35-36 (NLT)

I’m continually reminded how the simple themes of life and death are woven throughout God’s Message. It appears again this morning as Wisdom reminds if we seek her and find her, we will find life and favor. If we choose to hate Wisdom, then we are effectively loving death.

I can’t help but think of the Shawshank Redemption when Andy says to his friend “It all comes down to a choice. Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’.” That scene and those words come back to me regularly as they did once again this morning. It’s a good reminder. It’s a good litmus test.

Today, I’m thinking about my life, my relationships, my activities, my actions, and my choices. Am I seeking wisdom and those things which are full of life? Or, am I seeking after things that bring with them the stench of death?

Choose Life.

4 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 8”

  1. 17 “I love all who love me.
    Those who search will surely find me.

    This verse puts the responsibility on us to find wisdom. It seems that so many people are waiting for it to show up with old age or through experience, but I love the picture of needing to go search for it. Each day provides opportunity to search out, find and gain wisdom. Let today’s search begin!

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