Words from the Heart for Saturday August 26th, 2017
For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6 (NKJV)
The Lord Gives Wisdom
Some may have the opportunity to learn from very good teachers. Others may not get to have that kind of help. As a follower of the Lord we have the best Teacher. From His mouth comes the wisdom, knowledge and understanding that will make the difference in our life. What a privilege it is to receive from Him!
There have been some wonderful pearls of wisdom in Canadian literature. For example, Lucy Maude Montgomery wrote, in Anne of Green Gables, “Life is worth living as long as there is a laugh in it.” In his book “Consolation” Canadian author Michael Redhill wrote “Charity should be blind to everything but need. Our personal feelings should not determine whose starvation is legitimate.” Margaret Laurence wisely wrote “Privacy is a privilege not granted to the aged or the young.” Now that I am responsible for a family member who is 100 years old, I can attest to this. Robertson Davies wrote, “Conversation in its true meaning isn’t all wagging the tongue; sometimes it is deeply shared silence.” And finally, Alistair Macleod has written “No one ever said life is to be easy. Only that it is to be lived.”
There are all sorts of places to look for bits of wisdom. Intelligent human beings have all sorts of insights into life, and many write books, or make movies, or start blogs to share their wisdom. Some of the wisdom really is helpful for life. But, ultimately, there is only one source of true wisdom. King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, except for Jesus, gives us a lot of great wisdom. And he says in Proverbs 2:6: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” What Solomon is saying is that the wisdom that he shares is not from him, but from the Lord. It is He who gives wise advice and the knowledge He shares can be trusted. It makes sense – He is, after all, the creator of the universe. Every great mind that is able to comprehend the mysteries of the universe, or the human psyche, is only touching the surface of God’s knowledge and understanding. If you want to understand the great mysteries of life, it is best to begin by studying what the Creator of the universe tells you in the book He has written – the Bible. When the word of God is foundation of your life and forms your thinking, everything else you study will be understood in light of the truth you discover in the Bible. Take time today to read God’s wisdom in God’s word.
These have been words from the heart.