November 17th, 2016
When I think of wisdom, I picture a mature person who has learned how to merge knowledge with experience, one who has lived a full life and tried to make wise choices based on Scripture. However, in order to make wise choices, we must weigh each decision through the lens of good and evil. Sometimes, that isn’t easy. What used to be black and white now seems a dull gray.
Wisdom includes thinking about the consequences of an action. If I make this choice, then this particular action will result. If I go the other direction, the result will be different. Every choice will have a result, a consequence.
The writer of Proverbs reminds us to listen carefully to the underlying meaning of what people say. If someone delights in doing wrong, that person is not seeking wisdom. The results will be tragic.
If we follow the example of wise people and live our lives thinking about how we can help others and please God, then we are promised a good life.
Author: Rebecca Thesman