I heard a preacher say this week, “We live in a world where we are drowning in information but starving for wisdom.” This is a profound observation. Our “Information Age” has spiraled into a “Be Your Own Truth” era…how’s that working out for us? And how do we navigate through the ever-growing maze of facts hidden among misinformation, narratives, and agendas?
Much wisdom can be found in the Book of Proverbs, and the key to the proper mindset to begin comes in the very first chapter: “Start with GOD—the first step in learning is bowing down to GOD; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.”
Then we can walk with the Author of all wisdom through our maze and follow the clues he left us in the Book of James, “If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking.” Later in James, he adds, “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”
Much can be gained through prayer and reflection. We know the source of wisdom, and with thoughtful contemplation and help from the Holy Spirit, we can certainly eliminate much of what wisdom is NOT! May each of our paths lead us to the treasure of wisdom.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom.
Blessed is the one who gains understanding.
Wisdom pays better than silver does.
She earns more than gold does.
She is worth more than rubies.
Nothing you want can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand.
In her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways.
All her paths lead to peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her.
Those who hold her close will be blessed.