As I read and delighted in Psalm 119 this morning, I paused and asked God for the very wisdom the priest mentions:
Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser than my enemies.
I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts (97-100).
I notice that knowing and obeying God’s commands brings wisdom. When we walk according to the scriptures, we gain wisdom and insight and understanding that surpass the enemies, the teachers, and the elders around us.
What do we need wisdom for? Think about the words we’ll speak; the decisions before us; the thoughts we’ll think; the temptations we’ll avoid; the projects we’ll pursue. For everything: wisdom.