(January 17,2018…one year ago)
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding….Proverbs3:13
I was supposed to stand in for the Tuesday Bible Study this week.
Luckily, it snowed. I wasn’t ready.
How do you teach something this basic to men, who are much wiser than you are?
And, just reading about how good wisdom is, does that make you have it?
Maybe, we can’t really get it. I mean, on my own. Reading books, asking questions , seeking wise counsel. Does that do it?
I have seen men of vast intelligence choose paths that even I could see were poor choices, leading to bitter consequences.
There is a passage in Psalms 131 that says, “But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
You have to think about these things. A weaned child with its mother is sitting on her lap because he just wants to be there, he trusts her completely, he knows that no harm will come to him when he is there.
(…and know that I am God.)
In James 3, there is a “wisdom from above” mentioned, one that is “first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”
Obviously, that is not my wisdom.
Mine is more like bitter jealousy, selfish ambition; that kind is earthly, unspiritual, demonic, bringing disorder and every vile practice.
My peace can flee in seconds, with one incoming phone call, or forgotten bill, or power outage, or perceived offense.
So, what do I do?
The only thing I can do,
really, the only thing…
since I have absolutely no control over anything.
Calm and quiet myself.
And, like a weaned child with its mother,
Let my Father, the One who knows all things,
The One who controls the Universe
The One who likes to hold me in His arms…
(If you seek Me you will find Me…)
Be still and know…THAT I AM GOD.
With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. Job 12:13
2 thoughts on “WISDOM, FIND IT. NOT THAT SIMPLE.”
I needed to hear these words today. I was looking at our handwritten invoice for our fireplace cleaning today after you left our home and saw “My Rainy Windy Life” the title of your blog. I was curious what this was all about. I see now that your heart is filled with compassion, sincerity and love. Your want to tell the world about how God has helped you thru life is inspiring. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your witness and keep it up! There are many people who need to hear how amazing our God is. God Bless You Randy!!
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Thank you for taking the time to read it and for taking the time to encourage me. A writer writes, but he likes to be read, too.
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