Proverbs 3:15-16 A devotion by Vicky Crosby-Attipoe

Proverbs 3:15– “She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her” (NIV).

Rubies are stones that are precious in value and beauty. They are not easily destroyed, and they are very desirable. In Proverbs 3:15, we compare the precious nature of wisdom to rubies. We should desire wisdom more than any precious stone or jewelry that we possess. As women, we often put our desires on worldly items that are of less importance. When we apply wisdom in our lives, we will then be able to acquire all the things that we desire. Your desire should be to acquire wisdom. Today, allow your heart to seek after spiritual things; when you pursue wisdom, you will find it. 

Proverbs 3:16 – Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor” (NIV).

The Bible teaches us how to obtain long life, true riches, and honor by making wise choices and following God’s commandments. By applying understanding to God’s Word, we have a healthy lifestyle filled with everlasting hope in Him. Our faith in God will help us to produce a long and healthy lifestyle full of grace and favor. Long life, riches, and honor come from our ability to know how to deal with everyday situations. Today, seek guidance from God for long life, riches, and honor through wise choices.


Proverbs 3:13-14

Proverbs 3:13 – Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,(NIV).

Seek wisdom from God in order to live abundantly and overflowing with His blessing. Consider wisdom as a daily life ingredient. It is essential for our families, relationships, health, finances, careers, and so forth. We often think that wisdom comes with age due to the experience gained over time. While this may be true, wisdom is also the ability to make the right choices based on understanding. So how can we seek wisdom? We must begin our quest by praying to God.  Today, read God’s Word to gain an understanding of your purpose on earth.

Proverbs 3:14 – “For she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold” (NIV).

We can measure spiritual profitability by the gain on our investments in God’s Kingdom. When we invest time in our families, we reap healthy and strong family relationships built on a sturdy foundation. When we invest wisdom in our relationships, finances, and careers during a particular amount of time, we will enjoy great relationships and see promotion and an increase in finances and influence. Whatever area of life we choose to apply godly wisdom will yield great results. Today, pray to God to give you direction as you apply wisdom and understanding from His Word.

Harvest in the Midst of the Storm

I grew up with a mango tree on our property which produced great fruit during its season every year. My passion for mangos inspired me to wake up early to gather them. The Lord Jesus Christ has amazing ways of showing us His abundant grace and love through our passions and desires. So it is […]

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A Wreath for Every Occasion

A wreath is certainly not just for the holidays anymore. In my mind, a wreath is warm and inviting, and it can reflect your personality and the “flavor” of your home. It can serve as décor in a variety of ways: on your front door, on the fireplace mantle, in an office, or even as […]

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Recently, Word of Life hosted a Gayla Family Event in which we were extremely honored to have Pastor Miriam Phillips speak on “He Restores My Soul.”  The evening was created as a “spa” experience visually.  As we walked into the foyer everything was done in Kentucky blue with white, filmy draperies hanging above.  There were […]

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Shine Ministry Event “He Restores My Soul”


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He Restores My Soul – Family Event

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Shopping for a New Identity

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary says identitymeans “who someone is; the distinguishing character or personality of an individual.”1I believe women struggle with their identity more than anything else. From the time we are very young we get a visual picture of what beauty should look like. We watch movies, look at advertisements, and are inundated by commercials that […]

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Lucky the Dog

Anyone who has pets will really like this—you’ll like it even if you don’t have pets and you may even decide you need one! Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named ‘Lucky.’ Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit, they would warn their friends […]

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In the Waiting

In a practical way, I want to show you how God’s grace works in our everyday lives. Have you been waiting on God to answer something, or several somethings, for a very long time? Aren’t most of us in a “waiting” mode about one thing or another? As I contemplated God’s grace, He reminded me […]

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