It appears at this time of year that people’s desire to “get stuff” goes into high gear. The stores promote sales on all the latest and greatest items that will make life easier and better. Advertisements tell us of the difficencies in our lifes and how their product will make it all better. With all the consumerism around us we are drawn into getting lots, more and better. As I reflected on all the getting, I was reminded of what should be our focus from Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
The scriptures call us to get that which is of greatest value: wisdom. It is this reality that will most benefit us. While getting the latest piece of technology may enhance our lives, while the latest fashion may allow us to keep up with the trends, what will be of greatest value is wisdom. So in all your getting this Christmas season, concentrate on getting wisdom. This happens thorugh a relationship with God because Proverbs 2:6 tells us “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Got wisdom?