Today’s Office of Readings (Proverbs 3) commends us to be faithful to God’s Commandments. This is true wisdom.
My son, forget not my teaching,
keep in mind my commands;
For many days, and years of life,
and peace, will they bring you.
Let not loyalty and faithfulness leave you;
bind them around your neck;
Then will you win favor and good esteem
before God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
on your own intelligence rely not;
In all your ways be mindful of him,
and he will make straight your paths.
℟. I loved Wisdom more than health or beauty; I preferred her to the light of day;* all good things came to me together with her.
℣. Wisdom I loved; I sought her out when I was young, and I fell in love with her beauty;* all good things came to me together with her.