The Book of Proverbs has hidden within it the treasure of wisdom with the power to radically transform our lives.
“Within these sayings will be found the revelation of wisdom and the impartation of spiritual understanding. Use them as keys to unlock the treasures of true knowledge.”Proverbs 1:2 TPT
Yet, though it’s within arm’s reach, many miss wisdom’s treasure.
“You will hear wisdom’s warning as she preaches courageously to those who stop to listen…”Proverbs 1:21 TPT
It is clear wisdom is speaking. The question is, are we stopping to listen?
Starting today, you can join the group of wisdom enthusiasts, those who do stop to listen and learn and walk the path of wisdom. Read carefully, and today you can embark on an adventure that will change your life forever. Guaranteed!
We can change our life and the lives of countless others by taking The Wisdom Challenge with these three steps:
Wisdom doesn’t force itself upon us. We have to go out and get it. So we start with the decision to passionately pursue wisdom.
Why pursue something with such passion? Because wisdom has no equal. It’s a prize that makes winning the lotto jackpot look little!
“Wisdom is so priceless that it exceeds the value of any jewel. Nothing you could wish for can equal her.”Proverbs 8:11 TPT
Solomon is clear: Acquiring wisdom is better than inheriting the Hope Diamond or the Sunrise Ruby. Decide to pursue wisdom today and embark on a journey that will make you richer than Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos. Yes, really! Take three minutes to watch What Is Wisdom Worth? and see for yourself.
How can you passionately pursue wisdom? By reading each day the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the date—Chapter 1 on the 1st of the month, Chapter 2 on the 2nd, and so on. Billy Graham did this very thing every day for over seventy years!
“If you wait at wisdom’s doorway, longing to hear a word for every day, joy will break forth within you as you listen for what I’ll say.”Proverbs 8:34 TPT
Life’s graveyard is filled with good intentions that went nowhere because people thought they didn’t need others on the journey. We absolutely need others to succeed in life. Others are essential to our success—and that’s particularly true in the pursuit of wisdom.
“If you want to grow in wisdom, spend time with the wise.”Proverbs 13:20 TPT
If we want to make a difference, we need to become wise, and a key method to become wise is to pursue wisdom with others. That is why The Wisdom Challenge isn’t for you alone; it’s for you and other people you invite to join you on the journey. Wisdom always comes in the context of relationships.
Think of how we can grow in wisdom if we partner with twelve different people over twelve months, each time going through the entire book of Proverbs! Invite someone each month to be your Proverbs Partner. Each day share your choice verse from the chapter and a brief reflection about how God is speaking to your heart.
Build a list of Proverbs Partners you can invite to join you in the pursuit of wisdom: a close friend, a new acquaintance, a spouse, a child, a cousin, a parent, a colleague, a neighbor, a classmate…the opportunities are limitless. We have done The Wisdom Challenge with hundreds of Proverbs Partners and have a running list of over a hundred others we will ask to do it with us!
Wisdom is not just something to be pursued; it’s something to be shared, to be given away freely and generously to others in our lives. Your impact in multiplying wisdom comes when you encourage your Proverbs Partner to “pass it on” by choosing a new Proverbs Partner each month and encouraging their partners to do the same with others. We call this growing our “Wisdom Tree.”
To see how this works, watch the short video Growing Your Wisdom Tree and invite your Proverbs Partners to pass it on by growing their own Wisdom Trees.
Are you interested in pursuing the jewel of wisdom for a lifetime?
Choose to make wisdom the heart of your legacy. Choose to be part of multiplying God’s wisdom and impacting the lives of countless others. Start with those you know and love and watch God spread it to thousands more. Just watch. Your life will be changed. The world will never be the same. This is wisdom’s legacy. It can be your legacy. Take hold of it today.
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Dan Britton is an international speaker, trainer, and former professional lacrosse player. He serves as Chief Field Officer with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has coauthored seven books and authored twelve books with the FCA.
Ron Forseth is a business strategist, mentor, and innovator. He has served in multiple executive roles with Outreach, Inc. and Westfall Gold, is president/CEO of the business strategy firm Forseth Development, Inc., and is founder of The Wisdom Society.