“Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:10-11
A book I was reading recently called to mind a Christian praise song I had all but forgotten. It was written by Lynn DeShazzo and a very interesting story is connected to it. Shortly after Lynn graduated from college, she was working at McDonald’s. Having learned that Christians occasionally fast, she decided to give this spiritual discipline a try. As it turned out, her fasting coincided with a day she was working and was assigned to “French fry duty.” Smelling the delicious McDonald fries was almost unbearable, and eventually she succumbed to temptation and stole a few. After work, she prayed to God, asking forgiveness for breaking her fast and taking what did not belong to her. She was lead to the verses above, telling us that God’s teaching is more valuable than anything we desire here on earth. The song followed.