Though she is but one, she can do all things,
and while remaining in herself, she renews all things;
in every generation she passes into holy souls
and makes them friends of God, and prophets;
for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom.
(Wisdom 7:27-28)

Is Wisdom a forgotten virtue in today’s world? (Note: the ‘she’ referred to above is Wisdom). How many of us actually pray for this gift of the Holy Spirit (1)?   When I contemplate these verses I see the phrase “friends of God” (2).  How many friends does God have?  It seams like there are not very many, and this is not because of a problem on God’s part.  Wisdom is an incredible gift from God,  pray for it.

(1) Isaiah 11:2  And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

(2) John 15:15  No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

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