Know Your Sources

February 5th, 2012

RG AUDIO 020512Psalm 90:11-17

If you are looking for something specific, it is important to know where to go to find it. As valuable as Google and other computer search engines are in researching certain elements, they are usually knowledge based rather than wisdom based. Wisdom comes from God.

When Solomon was chosen as the king of Israel he asked God for one thing—wisdom. He knew he would succeed if God would grant him his wisdom. Later, when confronted with great challenges like building the Temple in Jerusalem or complicated court decisions involving his subjects, God’s wisdom proved to be more than sufficient.

In Proverbs 9:10, Solomon writes, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” He also says, “If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer” (Prov. 9:12).

Solomon failed only when he relied on his own understanding, as each of us will, apart from God’s resources.

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