Friday, November 21, 2008

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
the one who gains understanding.
For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.

Proverbs 3:13–15

Wisdom. This is a word I seldom spend any time thinking about. When I ask myself who do I know that I would consider truly wise, the list is very short, and believe me, I'm not on that list.

In reading this morning I came across the following; "What do you want most in life? Consider that Godly wisdom may be the means to fulfilling your deepest desires. Do you want to be happy? Seek wisdom and you'll be joyful. Nothing you desire can compare with wisdom! "
Of course I believe that true wisdom and understanding only come from God, never through worldly knowledge.

Wisdom brings understanding which brings contentment because you would have a clear understanding of why. When I become dissatisfied and begin to complain it is always because I don't see beyond the circumstance I am in right then. If I had an understanding of what comes next, or what caused the circumstance I would be satisfied, I wouldn't try to change the circumstance. But, isn't the fact that I need to know what's next prove that I don't have faith, and am not wise?

This is what I am wrestling with in this discussion, where does blind faith and obedience come into this whole scenario? True wisdom, I think, can only come with faith and a desire to live an obedient life, maybe wisdom has very little to do with knowledge of any kind.

I wonder possibly if faith and Godly obedience is all wisdom truly is?

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