During the time when the Pistons had consecutive championships I was an avid fan, actually I was somewhat obsessed with the game. My favorite players were Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer. They were awesome defensive players. In essence, they were fearless.
It didn’t matter how large the player was or how hard they charged them, they were not backing down. Defense is critical to winning. Offensively you take control, but you must have effective defensive players to win. They must be willing to take hard charges and protect you for you to get the winning play. In the case of two of my favorite players, Rodman and Laimbeer, you were doubly protected.
God lets us know that money is a defense. When money teams up with wisdom, it is double protection. Wisdom is the ultimate defense for winning. These two complement each other. You see, wisdom enables you to get wealth. In essence, wisdom clears the way enabling you to make it down the court while wealth is waiting to prevent anyone from stopping you in completing the play. Swoosh! Nothing can stop you when these two players, wisdom and wealth, are in play in your life.
Once you acquire wisdom you actually begin to truly live. We all have heard the adage, “Common sense isn’t so common.” Wisdom is within your grasp all You have to do is ask for it. It’s that simple. God has already said He would never withhold it from you—not an ounce of it. You may ask yourself, “Why is God so generous with wisdom?”
Quite simply, God knows when you get wisdom you can create anything you want to create and you can become anything you want to become. Wisdom gives you the illimitable ability to do the impossible. Wisdom protects as you proceed down life’s court with your sight on making the winning shot.
God formed the world with wisdom! He created this awesome masterpiece of a universe that continues to intrigue humankind with wisdom. Wow!
Can you imagine when you begin to seek wisdom and ask God for wisdom what that means. Everything you need is already inside of you waiting to be energized. Wisdom energizes you in a way that nothing in the world can do. The value of wisdom is immeasurable. It is more profitable than an inheritance or the most precious jewels. You see, wisdom continues to keep giving day after day as long as you tap into its power every day.
Money is a defense, but money alone is not enough. You see, Isaiah Thomas was the lead player on this winning team. They didn’t become a winner until Thomas understood that he needed the other players to win. In essence, he needed some defense. It is the same with money. You need wisdom as your ultimate defensive player along with the money to truly be a winner.
We’ve all heard of and probably intimately know of people who came into a lot of money and found themselves broke after a short period of time. Many people who hit the lottery are not ready for what all the money brings because they don’t have the wisdom to manage the money. Rather than money energizing and bringing life, it has in many instances brought apathy and death. Wisdom enables you to manage money as opposed to money managing you.
Wisdom energizes! It energizes you to amass wealth, but even more to make wise decisions about your money so it can be a defense for the rest of your life.
Money doesn’t get you wisdom; but wisdom can get you money. You can have money without wisdom and stand the chance of losing it all. Money coupled with wisdom is a double defense and fortifies you to succeed. When the two, money and wisdom, defensively complement each other you become unstoppable with the ability to experience tremendous success.
Get wisdom! Accumulate wealth! A double defense that ensures your success!
Wisdom is better when it’s paired with money, Especially if you get both while you’re still living. Double protection: wisdom and wealth! Plus this bonus: Wisdom energizes its owner. Eccl. 7:11-12 (MSG)
You’re blessed when you meet Lady Wisdom, when you make friends with Madame Insight. She’s worth far more than money in the bank; her friendship is better than a big salary. Her value exceeds all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her. With one hand she gives long life, with the other she confers recognition. Her manner is beautiful, her life wonderfully complete. She’s the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her. Hold her tight—and be blessed! Prov 3:13-18 (MSG)
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. James 1:5-6 (KJV)
Father, Thank You for a double defense–wisdom and money. Coupled together these two defensive players enable me to succeed as never before. I fully understand that money doesn’t provide me wisdom; because without wisdom money will seep through my hands because of my lack of knowledge in managing it properly. Money coupled with wisdom is double protection and fortifies me to succeed. Because I have both as my defense, I am unstoppable and able to confidently run up the court knowing I am already successful. Amen.