Lady Wisdom is at home in an understanding heart— fools never even get to say hello. –Proverbs 14:33 The Message
If you follow my blog you will know by now that I am an avid reader.
The reason: My father didn’t believe his girls needed college. Therefore, his “rainy day” plan to outfit us for life was simplicity itself:
- A car
- A sewing machine
- And, learn to cook.
Consequently, I READ.
My favorite quote is by a Pastor I greatly admire…
Simplicity is a clear window. –Jack Hayford
“Answers” and the right book
Though I am a great fan of simplicity, it doesn’t always lead to the best answer does it?
I can still remember the day Dad walked me into Sears and seated me at that new sewing machine.
I was not a little confused as I asked, “What are we here for?”
I didn’t realize it then–Dad was working his, plan.
I wish he had been as diligent to sit me down in front of a Bible, for I have since learned, (often the hard way,) that in a Bible I can find almost any solution to any problem I face.
The fog of chaos
Does anyone have any doubt by now that this planet of ours is spinning in an fog of chaos? With, I might add, a plethora of questions and very few answers.
We are a planet in desperate need of WISDOM aren’t we?
We need understanding–but where do we look?
- To church Leaders?
- To our Politicians?
- To ourselves?
Heaven help us, I hope not!
Closed minds and shuttered hearts
There is a place where WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING can always be found.
Unfortunately, many have already closed their minds or shuttered their hearts to it’s truth.
The book of Proverbs tells us exactly where wisdom and understanding will be discovered:
Good friend, take to heart what I’m telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. That’s right—if you make Insight your priority, and won’t take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you’ll have come upon the Knowledge of God.PROVERBS 2:1-5 THE MESSAGE
Opening our minds to wisdom
It is up to each of us to pursue wisdom.
But, to do that we must be willing to open our minds, and hearts, to where wisdom originated, and is still to be found:
These are the wise sayings of Solomon, David’s son, Israel’s king— Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it’s going; A manual for living, for learning what’s right and just and fair; To teach the inexperienced the ropes and give our young people a grasp on reality. There’s something here also for seasoned men and women, still a thing or two for the experienced to learn— Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate, the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women. Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.PROVERBS 1:1-7 THE MESSAGE