I’m not nearly as wise as I think I am.
Neither are you. Trust me.
Our wisdom is far too polluted by the ideas of this dark world. It gets skewed by sin and perverted by pride. Our wisdom is, of itself, utterly unreliable.
So, am I saying that we should all get lobotomized and drool our way into the Kingdom of God?
No, although that is an interesting image, don’t you think?
God gave you a brain, and he expects you to use it. He offers wisdom to those who will take it and use it for his glory. But it has to be his wisdom, from his Spirit and through his Word. Anything else is foolishness at best.
And blasphemy at worst.
Praise God, he keeps it pretty simple for us. He gives us two prime examples of his wisdom here in this verse.
- Fear the Lord—Well, we talked about this on Monday, didn’t we?
- Shun evil—Stay away from it. Don’t embrace it, don’t flirt with it, don’t compromise with it. Shun it.
See, wisdom doesn’t have to be complicated…of course, that doesn’t make it easy.
Happy weekend, Beloved.