In the first month, we are going to talk about how to gain Godly wisdom.
You and I live in a world today that is full of knowledge. Don't believe me? Google it. We know more than we ever have and we're only getting started.
But what do you do with that knowledge? As one commentator put it, "Knowledge is knowing how to shoot a gun, wisdom knows when to pull it from the holster."
We live in a world that is devoid of wisdom. That is frustrating, to say the least.
So how do you get wisdom? Well, you might need to get a checkup from the neck up. (credit: Zig Ziglar)
Elijah was running for his life. In the midst of his trouble, he let God have an earful. He told God that he was the only one left in all the land that still worshipped Him.
God replied in 1 Kings 19:18 Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
I bet that was an eye opener for Elijah.
When we get a firm grip on where we are in our lives, we can begin to pursue a new direction.
Everyone has an IQ (intelligence quotient), we now have an EQ (emotional quotient) but how is our SQ (our spiritual quotient)?
If we want to change our lives, (or fix them as some would say) it isn't more knowledge that will change anything, it isn't necessarily getting in better touch with ourselves (even though there is value in these things). But it's connecting our heart to the heart of God. There we will find the wellspring of wisdom for our lives. That wisdom will teach us what is right and wrong. What is good and bad. That wisdom will change the course of our lives, better yet, fix them.
AMEN: Dear Jesus, teach me wisdom. AMEN