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By Amber Eifler
September 4, 2020

Passages of the day: Click HERE ​to read today’s passages.

Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18
2 Corinthians 7:8-16
Psalm 48:1-14
Proverbs 22:17-19

I grew up going to a Catholic school until my freshman year. For as long as I can remember we studied the word of God by reading the Bible and diving deeper into the sermons we heard every Sunday morning. As a young believer, I felt so knowledgeable. I knew Bible stories and the meaning behind our religious holidays, and I was always so proud of myself.

As I got older, I drifted. I went to a public high school at the start of my sophomore year of high school and although I joined weekly Sunday mass with my family, it wasn't quite the same.

Luckily, in my adulthood, God called me back. I hadn’t drifted far, but I still felt unfulfilled and unsatisfied. I learned again to dive deeper into the Bible and stories I was hearing in Sunday services. I began to gain my wisdom back through reading more about God and finding ways to be more connected to Him. I became happier and fulfilled again.

In Ecclesiastes and Proverbs, we learn that wisdom is the key to our happiness. We can live this earthly life and do our best to be happy, but true happiness comes with the wisdom and knowledge of God that we learn about in the Bible.

During this season of Covid, I have found myself drifting again. I am thankful to be surrounded by family and friends who remind me daily through their love and acts of kindness, that God is the only way to keep myself fulfilled. As trials and stresses enter our lives at an unpredictable rate, it is important to remember that our God is constant. When we thirst, only the wisdom of God can satisfy us.

To memorize:

For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end

— Psalm 48:14

Prayer to start with: Thank you God for being the one constant in our lives. Thank you for your guidance and knowledge that we receive daily. Please help us to seek you when we are feeling weak and unsatisfied. Help us to go to you when we are unsure and in doubt and fill us with your strength, courage and wisdom.