Words from the Heart for Tuesday November 16th, 2021
But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you the wisdom of old.
Job 8:10 (NLT)
Wisdom of Old
Canadians have a reputation for humility and being self-deprecating. This shows in the wisdom given by some of our most well-known celebrities. Musician Diane Krall said, “I don’t know what to say. I’m just a kid from Nanaimo who had a good band teacher and good parents, and I don’t know how I ended up here.” Actress Catherine O’Hara said, “Even before you’ve earned it, treat yourself and your career with the level of respect that you hope to one day deserve.”
Throughout history and still in some cultures today, elders are respected and revered, their wisdom of a lifetime sought. This may not be true in our throwaway culture today, but the Bible, God’s ancient truth, is still as contemporary as it was when it was first written. Most Bible scholars believe that the earliest book in the Bible is Job – written as early as the 5th century BC. Yet, Job 8:10: says, “But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you the wisdom of old.” God knows that His Word will stand the test of time. The world may change but the human heart does not, and neither does God who is truth. The Lord knows that the human heart is deceitfully wicked, in deep need of a redeemer. He would reveal His plan of redemption over the ensuing millennia through priests, prophets and kings. His immutable wisdom pours forth from the pages of the Bible, applied by the Holy Spirit to the heart of every human being who takes the time to read what God has written. As the hymn says, “Ancient words ever true, changing me, and changing you. We have come with open hearts, oh, let the ancient words impart.”
These have been words from the heart.