“And he said to man, ‘The fear of the Lord—-that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.’” (Job28:28)
Wisdom is so much more than accumulation of information or training in logical thinking. True wisdom is inseparable from knowledge of God.
God is Truth in its ultimate form. Genuine education goes back to the basic sources o knowledge, and the Lord is the fundamental source of all knowledge and wisdom. True wisdom produces a moral life not just an admired mind.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
Precious Abba, You are our fundamental source of all knowledge and wisdom. It is from You alone, that we find true wisdom, in our dealings with others. It is through You that our moral upbringing is assured from this day on and for evermore we are honored by You in the types of people you seek for us to be. In honor of our relationship with You Abba, and Your Son Christ Jesus, we pray that we will always remember all that we have been taught for true understanding, by those in the clergy, and both family and friends. Amen
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
“Destroy your enemy—-make them your friend.”
“Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: ‘To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind you who are simple, gain prudence:; you who simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. Listen, for have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest what is wickedness. By all nobles who rule on earth, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” (Proverbs8:1-7, 11)
Viewed as a person, wisdom extends an invitation to learning to everyone she meets for she is not confined to academic halls or classrooms.
She walks the streets, among the people, stands in crowded thorough fares. Here is a biblical picture of the modern ideal of lifelong learning, in which the people can gain treasures of the mind and heart worth far more than material resources God wants to teach s His says through every experience of life.
“Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.” (Proverbs15:1-14)
Beloved, one who is hungry for knowledge, is the mark of a wise person. These people will go without eating, in order to digest just a few more lines of knowledge.
Wisdom makes us understand our need for learning. The fool is a “know-it-all,” self-satisfied in ignorance.
SECOND THOUGHT of the DAY:
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” (James 3:17–18)
James contrasted traits of earthly and heavenly wisdom. Through dedication to God one can live a good humble life, this is the picture of wisdom. Wisdom in God’s will in action, not human knowledge in competition.
God’s wisdom saturates life with qualities which cement good relationships with other people.