Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. Proverbs 4:5-8
What is the wisdom that controls your life? Today, as we wrap up a week of thinking about wisdom, spend some time in prayer and reflection. Read James 3:13-18, Proverbs 1-9, and 1 Corinthians 1-2. Ponder how worldly wisdom has influenced you. Think of all the places you allow worldly (demonic) wisdom to have a voice in your life and in your family’s life. How do you seek to reason things from human perspective and logic instead of from the revelation of God? How does worldly wisdom influence how you view things? If your thoughts and actions are focused on materialistic and humanistic things, then you are influenced by worldly wisdom. If your thoughts are based on the temporary instead of the eternal, then you are influenced by worldly wisdom. If your thoughts are selfish or jealous, then you are influenced by worldly wisdom. It is this wisdom that led Adam and Eve to eat the fruit. It is this so-called wisdom that draws you away from God. How have you been impacted by the narrative of this age? How has that kept you from the peace of God and his wisdom? May I ask that you truly ponder this today? Really think about how you can stop giving voice to worldly wisdom and how you can submit yourself in total surrender to the wisdom of God.