(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