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Our world that prides in having endless information at its fingertips. We boast about the things we know, the education we have received, the experiences that have taught us, and strive to put our own wisdom forward to launch ourselves up the totem poles of the social structures of culture. We think we can lean on what we know and our own opinions, gain more wisdom, and somehow make a prosperous life for ourselves on this basis. Proverbs 2:6 cuts to the truth of this dangerous way of living.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.Proverbs 2:6 CSB
As Christians, we learn that the only true wisdom comes from God. It is a gift from our Heavenly Father, who speaks His knowledge to us and gives us the understanding He wants us to have. All that we have, all that we know, all that we have experienced and learned and been through… all of it is from Him, and so that we can use it to serve Him.
Do you use what God has blessed you with to bring Him glory, or to bring glory to yourself?
Are you striving to launch yourself into the world, or launch the gospel?
Do you strive to be a vessel or in the spotlight?
Today, remember where all wisdom comes from. Remember where all that knowledge you have stockpiled came from. Remember who gives you an understanding about any and all of it. Don’t forget who gave you all you have, including the very information at your fingertips, in your memories, used in your workplace or at home. You name it, He gave it.
Use it all to serve and honor the one who gives it all for us.
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