Wisdom: The Key Investment for Spiritual Growth and Accomplishment

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

You gotta start somewhere! The lad in John 6 started his journey of faith with five loaves and two fishes; the widow lady in 1 Kings 17 had only a little cake left; all Moses had was a rod; Peter had nothing but a big mouth; we could go on and on, but the point I’m trying to make is that God can take what little you do have, give you some wisdom, and make it into something you don’t have! Check this out: A WHOLE LOT – WISDOM = NOTHING, BUT NOTHING + WISDOM = A WHOLE LOT! The truth is, you don’t need a whole lot for God to use you! As a matter of fact, you don’t need anything at all as long as you have wisdom from above. Our text says that wisdom is the principal thing. The word principal is often used in the banking industry. If you are an investor, the amount of interest you earn is in direct correlation to how much principal you have to work with; the bigger the investment, the bigger the return.

Then we have what we call compound interest. That’s when we take the interest earned and reinvest it, adding it to the principal. We have then enabled ourselves to take our first investment to the next level, allowing it to produce its own growth. When this happens, we have a compounded effect. For example, at twelve percent interest, you can use this principle and double your money in six years. So it is with wisdom; if we do not have wisdom, we have no principal to invest at all! James said, “If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God!” You may feel like you have nothing to offer the Lord, but according to the Word of God, if you will ask for wisdom, then God will give you enough to build upon what little you do have, then empower it to grow exponentially!

Too many Christians worry about what they do not have, instead of utilizing what they do have! Remember this; except for God, nothing great ever started out that way. Do not despise the day of small beginnings, for small beginnings are necessary for you to reach your goals. Do not think that the success of others came overnight! It didn’t do so for them, and neither will it do so for you. Therefore, may it never be said of any of God’s children that we have no wisdom. Wisdom is the principal thing, so without principle there is no growth.

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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