In the world but not of it

December 28, 2010

Making sense of wisdom…

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Wisdom is always distant and difficult to find. Ecclesiastes 7:24

It is quite amazing that the man who had been granted more wisdom than anyone else would say this.

Solomon had asked for wisdom and God gave it to him.

He was renowned for it in the decisions he made, in the way he ran the country and the kingdom and in so many other ways. Yet, here he exclaims the truth of just how difficult it is to have wisdom.

The Apostle Paul would echo this in a similar way… “Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways”! Romans 11:33

There are lots of things we have wisdom about but there is much more we don’t. This should be a humbling thought for us since often times we think we’ve got things figured out only to discover we really didn’t have a clue.

I’ve resolved the fact that I will simply never know most of the reasons why God does things in my life in the way He does them. Yes, a simple statement and concept but truly it has been a monumental change in my thinking.

Consider the anxiety and worry you often put yourself through. You do it because you are trying to “figure out” what is going to happen.

At those moments we should realize that all our experiences and so-called wisdom wouldn’t reveal God’s purposes and plans. Yet all our experiences and so-called wisdom should cause us to fall back on the promises of God.

Yes, true wisdom is found only in Him. The more time I spend with the Lord and in His word, the more rest, peace and consolation I have in my life. The more knowledge from God’s word that I apply in my life, the more wisdom I get from it but only God is the key to all wisdom and only He can make sense of it all in my life.

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