SMARTEN-UP

‘ Only the Lord gives wisdom; he gives knowledge and understanding…Then you will understand what is honest and fair and what is the good and right thing to do.’
Proverbs 2:6,9 NCV

From the very beginning humanity has always been on a quest for understanding the nature of wisdom and the means of achieving it. This quest – doubled by pride – was the cause of man’s fall in the garden of Eden.

There are many forms of wisdom and often it is hard to know what is the genuine article. The apostle Paul often wrote about ‘the wisdom of the world’ that he contrasted with God’s wisdom.

The true wisdom is God-inspired and is revealed on the pages of His Word. The true wisdom isn’t just an intelectual set of concepts but principles that affect our everyday lifestyle. As Charles Swindoll puts it: ‘Wisdom is the God-given ability to see life with rare objectivity and to handle it with rare sensibility.’

Are you still searching for wisdom? Ask God and search His word and you will discover riches of wisdom you would have never dreamt of.

Lord God, I am hungry for wisdom today. Help me to understand your Word when I read it and make it alive for me. Teach me how to live wisdom out and share it with others around me.

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