“No Greater Wisdom”
By Zach Wood
Proverbs 2:6-8 NIV
For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
There is not one of us who would ever say that we don’t like getting good advice. There are so many different situations we find ourselves in through the course of our years where we seek out people we trust and look up to and ask their advice. The advice may not always be the most exciting news we want to hear, but it’s what we need to know so that we can learn, glean wisdom and become smarter and more successful.
We all want wisdom. Whether we are inspired through a song, by a movie, a book, talking to a family member or friend, we seek to find wisdom so that we can learn everyday to make good decisions and continue living with the determination to be better stewards of our time and resources. Most of all, we should desire to be better about the time and resources that God gives to us each day.
No one disregards wisdom, unless we really hear something we don’t want to do. We often cringe when someone gives advice to us we really don’t want to hear. Deep in our hearts we are hoping to avoid what we know we have to do. Many times, God puts people in our lives to give us wisdom and when we hear it, we honestly know we must move forward with those words of wisdom or we will dig ourselves a deeper hole of pain and frustration.
Consider this passage of our search for wisdom. When God gives us direction through whatever means He chooses, are we opening our hearts to his direction and allowing Him to move in us and through us? Are we going to be faithful in what we do so that He can better use us to do His will? Or we do choose to follow Him only for a certain time only until we think we know how to live life better? Our human wisdom will never keep us going very long. Our understanding won’t last long.
We desperately need the guidance and wisdom of our Savior. He alone knows where we need to go, what we need to do and how we need to go about living the life He has called us to live. We simply cannot do this life on our own. We do and then we fail. We follow Him and extraordinary things happen!
There is no wisdom greater or more powerful than that of our Heavenly Father.