Last Sunday we started a new series from Proverbs called ‘Summer of Wisdom’. The speaking team will look at various aspects of practical wisdom each week like the home, friendships, avoiding foolishness and learning from the wise. I began with ‘The Wisdom Advantage’, an introduction to the book of Proverbs and the wealth of wisdom found there that’s available to ordinary people like us.
Doesn’t it seem like there are self-professed experts on just about every subject you can think of today? The media is filled with panels of critics analyzing what someone has said or done in sports, politics, entertainment, education, family life and business to name a few. I find the comments to the articles, blogs and YouTube offerings also quite revealing as everyone gets to have a say about anything anymore. And then there are the mixed messages you receive from the latest studies conducted by professionals in medical or lifestyle disciplines that often contradict the findings of earlier reports. It can all be very confusing to listen to the many voices telling you what you should do.
There is a solution to this dilemma. There is a way to work through all of the complexities of life on a daily basis. You can go directly to the source of all wisdom and get the insight and clarity you need. God will give you his wisdom about any matter if you want it bad enough to ask him for it. This will give you the understanding that you need when you need it in order to choose the best course of action.
How valuable is that to you? What premium should you place on getting God’s wisdom?
Here’s what the Bible says about obtaining it – it’s priceless and you should get it.
“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
This Sunday I’m going to go deeper into this and talk about the price you need to pay to pursue God’s wisdom as well as the treasures that you discover and experience when you find it. To prepare for the message I’d like you to read over and think about what it says about this in Proverbs 2:1-11. Ask yourself the following questions as you do:=
What things do I need God’s wisdom for currently? Why is that?
What actions do I need to take to pursue God’s wisdom intentionally? (vs.1-4)
What advantages will God give to me when I seek his wisdom this way? (vs.5-11)
How will having God’s wisdom help me sort through all of the mixed messages that are being sent to me every day from so many sources?
See you Sunday….