Proverbs 8:12 (NIV)
12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
6 “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.
There is wisdom, then there’s wisdom. The first wisdom is surface level, might be good for Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune, and it’s all about surface stuff, facts and figures. The second is about life, about a road traveled that only you and God know. We all learn along the way, some more aware of the road they are on than others, gathering and retaining what we have learned. It’s a process that spans generations and accumulates (theoretically if we are doing our job as adults).
I, wisdom. Interesting how that’s framed. The wisdom that is prudence, knowledge and discretion is best gained from the creator of everything. It seems like basic common sense to me. How about you?
Matthew 17:20 (ESV)
20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Wisdom helps us move mountains in our lives. We learn how to navigate through them, how to move them out of the way. Going to the creator for wisdom makes sense. Having faith that the words are true, even when it looks like it’s impossible for them to be true, that’s what it’s about. How else do you know? How else do you get out of the blocks when the gun goes off?
Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Even when the mountains are tall, even when the weight of life is crushing, faith gives us wisdom, prudence, knowledge, discretion to move them out of the way. Let’s move.