December 30, Year B

Inspired by Proverbs 9:1-12

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” Proverbs 9:10 (NRSV)

Want to live a good, fulfilling life? Want to know how to prioritize your values and make wise decisions? The self-help section in your local bookstore is full of advice on just how to do that, much of it contradictory.

In this age of relativism, it is difficult to know how best to order our lives. But the wisdom of the bible has stood for ages. Turning to the One who created us, who redeemed us, who sustains us, is a good grounding for everything else in our lives. Will we make mistakes? Certainly. But the Lord our God will forgive us our mistakes, and, if we keep our focus on him and his will, will guide us in the way of truth, love, and peace. What better foundation could we build our lives upon than that?

Let us pray. God of wisdom, you alone know what is right. Turn our hearts and minds towards you, that we may walk in your ways and live faithfully in your grace. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.