02 October 2014

walK with THE Wise ~ "The Right Point of View"

For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
guarding the paths of justice
and watching over the way of his saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path;
for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
discretion will watch over you.
(Proverbs 2.6-10)

There really are only two points of view in this world: 
  1. God's, which is constant, wisdom, truth and the only right way of thinking, or 
  2. Men's opinions which are fickle, always subject to change and often nothing more than vain imaginations, arrogance and foolish thinking.
(photo credit: kennymatic via photopin cc)

Some might say that "wisdom" is the main character in the book of Proverbs... Some might even think that wisdom is something to be cherished and sought above all - almost like it is worthy of worship and that God takes a back seat. This chapter puts that myth to rest, because the only wisdom worth anything is the wisdom God alone gives. James writes, "Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

Man's wisdom and all those things he thinks he figures out on his own? They are nothing but foolishness. Knowledge comes neither from the minds nor mouths of men... but from God Himself, and we find that knowledge in His Word. The very heart of God, His wisdom, is revealed to men in Scripture. Man can, by nature, educate himself on many things through observation, experimentation, research, discussion and debate. But Divine wisdom about those things pertaining to life and godliness can only come through God.

The best thing, though, is that God gives His wisdom to any and all who ask. Solomon asked for wisdom - and God gave more to him than any other man... ever. The Ethiopian eunuch sought wisdom in the prophecy of Isaiah - God sent him Philip. Saul was lost in his blindness - God's Spirit compelled Ananias to go to him,pray for him and teach him.

How about you and your point of view? Are you trying to figure it all out on your own... or are you asking, seeking the wisdom of God? 

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