Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding (Prov 3:5); My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge (Prov 5:1-2)~~ Friend, are you pleased with the knowledge and skills you’ve gained through your education and training? Do you pride yourself in being one who always gets to the facts of the matter? Do you feel like you have a strong grasp on your life – that you pretty much know what you’re doing and Knowledge is Power? So You Got This…. Right?
Okay, With Your Knowledge, Facts and Skills, Do you look to the Word of God for His wisdom; for His counsel on how to use them? Or Do you see the Bible as an ancient, old and outdated book that ‘church folk’ cling to?
Hopefully you have sense enough to know He knew better in advance of your intelligence? He knew all of today’s facts before they were even thoughts to an action. Even the writers of the research into what we see as facts, who COULD have skewed the truth with their own interpretation (I’m just sayin!) are no secret to Him! After all, He was God before we were born! In relationship with God, there are some things we must understand: There is much to be gained from that relationship. A relationship with our Father, confronts our lives; tells us of errors, warns us of coming danger, and gives us strong advice to avoid trouble. That relationship shows us how to take that sword of power we have in our vast knowledge and conditions us in the proper application of it! In that relationship is WISDOM!
Wisdom challenges what we have come to gain in knowledge and applies His hand of guidance to it. We hate to be confronted, and may feel offended that our achievement of knowledge and skill power may be put to the test; but without it, the coming pain and shame for us will far outweigh any discomfort we feel now. God knows far more than we do, no matter how accomplished and self-reliant we might be. We are created in His image, but we are not by any means His equal – we are infants in comparison. God’s Word is specific and direct, without apology or compromise and we must respect His superior wisdom. It is pride to disregard God’s order and neglect the teaching of His Word because we think we can handle life by our own hand. We must get a hold of this distinction. God is GOD! Listen to Him! Study and heed His Word! He knew what He was doing long before creation and knew every situation that would or could arise! Yes, He IS God long before you were created (grammatically it doesn’t make sense, but you know). He knows more about life than you will ever experience. He has an interest in your eternity, which you are not presently able to appreciate. Sit down. Be still. Pay attention. See His salvation! God in Heaven is our Father by creation, and again by salvation in Christ. He knows more than we will ever learn on any subject by a factor called infinite. We must humble ourselves, despite our own thoughts, skills, knowledge or achievements. Yes, knowledge is a sword of power, but it takes Godly wisdom to wield it! Love the hearing of His Word and follow every sentence. HIS wisdom, IS wisdom!