Some time ago, I read some very good advice on a blog from what appears to be a godly, wise woman. The response was overwhelming. “Give us more wisdom” several said eagerly.
This request bothered me then, and has stuck with me. Are we ever to seek wisdom from people? What this lady had to say was well-written and helpful advice. She may have in fact been appropriating God-given wisdom for her family. But for me to appropriate her advice would necessitate God-given wisdom to know if it would apply to my situation.
Bottom line: God promises wisdom to those who ask for it and search for it passionately. You can’t read it from a blog. You can’t save it (think of Solomon). You can’t bottle it up and give it to your children when they leave the house (although we can teach them to value it, and teach them how to get it). Like manna, wisdom rots when you store it, but a daily supply is readily available.
What? You need wisdom? Me too! Let’s get cracking!
My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD,
And find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
Keep reading Part 2.