Here is some insight available for us today from Proverbs 8 (from the Message Bible translation):
Vs.1. Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice?
God is personified here as a woman calling out to young men and offering him wisdom and insight for life. In the busyness of the day and the cacophony of sounds around us, do we hear her voice? Are we tuning out the noise to tune in to her heart? How much better life will be if we follow God's way, live life as he intended to be lived. Wisdom is telling us how to live at our very best (vs.6).
Vs.10. Prefer my life–disciplines over chasing after money, and God–knowledge over a lucrative career.
Wisdom is better than money or fame. What are you pursuing today? What's most important to you?
Vs.13. The Fear–of– God means hating Evil, whose ways I hate with a passion – pride and arrogance and crooked talk.
Fearing God means living with an awareness that he is with me and watching everything I say or do. That awareness leads to right choices.
Vs.17-18. I love those who love me; those who look for me find me. Wealth and Glory accompany me – also substantial Honor and a Good Name.
When we look for wisdom, we will find it. When we ask, we will receive. With wisdom comes wealth and honour. God made wisdom before anything else (vs.22).
Vs.33. Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don't squander your precious life.
We have one life to life. This is not a dress rehearsal. This is the real thing. Live wisely by knowing what God's will is and pursuing that each day.
Vs.34-36. Blessed the man, blessed the woman, who listens to me, awake and ready for me each morning, alert and responsive as I start my day's work. When you find me, you find life, real life, to say nothing of God 's good pleasure. But if you wrong me, you damage your very soul; when you reject me, you're flirting with death.
Begin the day with God and the wisdom that comes from his Word. Open your ears and your eyes. Listen and look - for God at work. Do life together with God. Join him in the kingdom work he is doing where you are today. Feel his pleasure. See his smile. Love and be loved today.