The Fountain of Blessing
“Those who find true wisdom obtain the tools for understanding, the proper way to live, for they will
have a fountain of blessing pouring into their lives. To gain the riches of wisdom is far greater than gaining the
wealth of the world.
14 As wisdom increases, a great treasure is imparted, greater than many bars of refined gold.
15 It is a more valuable commodity than gold and gemstones, for there is nothing you desire that could
compare to her.
16 Wisdom extends to you long life in one hand and wealth and promotion in the other. Out of her mouth flows
righteousness, and her words release both law and mercy.
17 The ways of wisdom are sweet, always drawing you into the place of wholeness.
18 Seeking for her brings the discovery of untold blessings, for she is the healing tree of life to those who taste
19 The Lord laid the earth’s foundations with wisdom’s blueprints. By his living-understanding all the universe
came into being.
20 By his divine revelation he broke open the hidden fountains of the deep, bringing secret springs to the
surface as the mist of the night dripped down from heaven.” (Proverbs 3:13-20 The Passion Translation)
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom.
Wisdom will bring happiness to your life, even in the midst of adverse circumstances. And for sure, it
will be abiding joy and peace, neither fleeting away nor shallow. Wisdom spans the chasms of life’s
experiences. Listen: Paul said, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both
how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and
to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Ah! This wisdom is precious―exceptionally so. Many comparisons―gold, silver, rubies, the pearl of
great price are used to describe the preciousness of wisdom. But know this … Heavenly wisdom will never be
possessed by the man who does not put his heart into it! (Proverbs 17:16)
One of the chief evils of this world is its uncertainty. Its fashion is continually passing away. Now, amid
all these ups and downs of this world, there is only one man who can walk with a blessed life, i.e., the wise or
godly man. He knows not, nor does he want to know, what may befall him; but he is sure nothing shall happen
to him which is not sent by a Divine hand, which is not wisely and kindly intended, and which shall not, in the
end, minister to his eternal blessedness. How happy is the man who has found this wisdom, who can and does
walk faithfully with his God! How free from care and anxiety his heart!
It is a great mistake to suppose that the godly man will only be blessed in the future; he is already
blessed. Every day that he lives, he is blessed … from sunrise to sunset, and all through the night, there is a God
in heaven watching over Him. Oh, yes! He can say, I am blessed!