Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! We make them day in and day out and sometimes without even thinking! Wisdom is the ability to make the right decisions at the right time. In our busy lives with so many decisions to make, wisdom is of high value. King Solomon wrote these words in Proverbs 3:13-16, “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and yields better returns then gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can com-pare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.”
By the time this school day is over we would have made thousands of decisions both big and small involving our lives and our children. Will they be the right deci-sions? Will we look back on the day and wish at certain times we could have a “do over?” Here is where wisdom comes into focus. Not just any old wisdom, but wisdom that comes from God. My prayer for all of us today is that God will give us wisdom in all situations. Here is my favorite story involving wisdom found in Ecclesiastes 9: 13-18. “I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me. There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. So I said, wisdom is bet-ter than strength. But the poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are no longer needed. The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. Wisdom is bet-ter than weapons of war.” God will give us wisdom to make good decisions today!