Everyone of you can probably remember a time when you receive a good wisdom from your parents. Perhaps it was when your dad gave you advice on relationship as you sit down with him waiting for the fish to eat the bait at the end of the line. Perhaps it was when your mom taught you how to forgive as you cried alone in your room after somebody crushed your heart.
In Proverbs chapter 4, King Solomon recalled his time with his father, King David, when he was still very young. And he remembered one very important wisdom that his father taught him: “Get Wisdom!” Yup, you read it correctly. The most important wisdom is the instruction to get wisdom. Perhaps, to be clearer, what king David meant was that as a young man, Solomon had to make it his priority to get wisdom, even if it means paying hefty price for it.
Then, once you get wisdom, you have to keep it in your heart as if your life depends on it, and then you must guard your heart with all vigilance because your heart is the well-spring of your life. If your heart is bad, your whole life will be bad. If your heart is good, your whole life will be good.
So, as a church, let us encourage one another to pursue wisdom with everything we have, and to guard our heart with all our might.