AUGUST 22: BEYOND GOLD AND SILVER

BEYOND GOLD AND SILVER

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

*The "I" is a reference to Wisdom as supplied in the context.
"I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness; in the midst of the paths of judgment: that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures."
Proverbs 8:17-21
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According to this remarkable chapter in Proberbs and accompanied by others such as Isaiah 11, we learn that Wisdom is an actual and abiding Spirit. Conceived by God (Proverbs 8) and created as a companion and accompaniment to God, the Spirit of Wisdom presides with God and has since the beginning.
Indeed, the Spirits of Wisdom and Understanding are mine for the asking and deemed true family members.
"Say unto wisdom, 'Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman."
Proverbs 7:4
Each morning I designate a portion of meditation to calling and affirming that which has been appointed and anointed me, which includes a Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding. Both run through my blood and form my spiritual DNA, making up the difference in the family of God to me.
I believe in them and rely on them whole-heartedly and encourage you to do the same.
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Today's stones/gems are Gold and Silver.
Since yesterday's devotional regarded Gold, I'll leave it to you to go back and rehearse facts about it.

Today we enlist "Silver" facts:
1) As a "word" lover I find it curious and intersting that there is no word in the English language that rhymes with Silver.
That's why we have to contribute Gold to it. Ha.
2) Silver is a transitional and reflective element which makes it useful for mirrors and telescopes. It is also the best thermal conductor of the metals.
3) Silver is non-toxic and can be taken into the body without harmful effects. It is also germicidal, meaning it can kill bacteria and other organisms.
4) Silver is the best electrical conductor of all the elements. On a scale of 1-100, Silver ranks 100 in its ability to conduct electrical energy.
5) The chemical symbol for Silver (Ag) comes from the Latin word "Argentum" which means shining.
6) The words "Silver" and "Money" are used interchangeably in more than 14 languages.
7) Mexico is the leading producer of Silver, followed by Peru.
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Silver and Gold are valuable according to the Scripture ... but much less in value than the prevailing and enduring Spirit of Wisdom.
To expend time and energy in gathering Silver and Gold on earth is a futile waste of time says the Scripture. Don't make it your pursuit.
It has an end.
Instead ... cry out for a great and earnest supply of Wisdom which is a guaranteed and priceless provision for a mission on earth. Not only will the Spirit of Wisdom garner you with success, but she will honor and bring you to a place of substantial degree as God has determined and appointed.
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honor when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee."
Proverbs 4:7-9
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The Spirit of Wisdom can't be bought or sold with any amount of silver or gold.
She's greater, grander, richer, fairer, purer than all the rest ...
and she's free for the asking.
Love her.
Seek her.
Find her early.
"I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me."
Proverbs 8:17
Beyond Gold and Silver ...
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