Words from the Heart for Tuesday September 5th, 2017
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
Proverbs 4:7 (NLT)
Wisdom and Judgment
The ability to make good judgments and wise choices is not just reserved for those who have the best education or the highest position. The Lord can show us His ways and we can order our lives and influence others, too. People are drawn to those who have wisdom and make the best decisions.
Canadians today know that the Supreme Court of Canada is the final court of appeal in our country. This has been true since 1949. But it wasn’t the case prior to that. From the time of its inception in 1875 until 1949 the court served as an intermediate appellate court. The final arbitrator for Canadians during that time wasn’t actually Canadian – it was the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain. It was a real challenge for Canadians to travel to Britain to appear before that Committee.
Western democracies prosper when their court systems are known for judges who are wise and use their wisdom to make judgments that are fair and equitable. There is always a correlation between wisdom and good judgment. King Solomon noticed this and wrote in Proverbs 4:7: “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.” I love what Solomon says here: the wisest thing a person can do is to get wisdom. And from that wisdom will come good judgment. Too many people run after the things of this world and are surprised when the choices they make lead to pain, suffering, guilt and shame. If they had only sought wisdom first, then the choices they would have made would have led to a life filled with joy and hope. You can’t develop good judgment until you first have sought to be wise. So today, get your priorities in place. Seek the wisdom that God provides in His word and then put it into practice. It is the wisest thing you can do because it will provide all you need to make the best choices.
These have been words from the heart.