There is a poison out there for each person. This poison is not labeled with a toxic or haz-mat sign so it is very difficult to identify. Satan controls this poison and knows the kind and dosage to dole out in order to get you to take some. This poison is addictive and tastes good. It tastes so good one wonders how it could possibly be bad for consumption. If you are not careful, a love for this poison is easy to develop. Consider this, “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate” (Proverbs 8:12-13, ESV).
It takes great love to have hate for your poison. It was specifically mixed for your own liking. If your poison tasted horrible and made you want to throw-up, Satan would not be very good at his job and Christianity would be rampant. Sadly though, Satan is frighteningly good at what he does as a poison brewer. Here is how wisdom can help you right now, “I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me” (Prov. 8:14-17). Satan’s poison for you can be identified and you can learn to hate it with wisdom. What are you chasing after in your life? Seek diligently for wisdom and you will find it.
We may not give enough credit to wisdom in our spiritual lives. This God given gift is essential in fighting the spiritual warfare. What is wisdom’s worth? “Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice, granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries” (Prov. 8:18–21). You have an inheritance waiting for you after this life on earth. Maybe your poison is material things instead of wisdom which is far better than that. Wisdom is hard to measure and value because it is not tangible, but do not discount it. Wisdom is necessary to win and that is its worth.