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Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 2:6


Proverbs 2:6

"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth comes knowledge and understanding."

What is interesting in this proverb is that while you search for wisdom, it is the Lord who eventually gives it to you. It would seem that in at least some cases, if not many, you cannot connect the dots to wisdom using only your rational faculty or you would not need to search so hard and the Lord would not have to give it.

Those who care about God and seek to please Him are interested in not just what direction makes sense and will bring the prosperity or goal they seek, but they are interested in what does the Lord want. It is this level of wisdom that needs to be given to you. It does not always make the most sense of all the options available to you. It is just clear what He wants you to do.

Notice that He gives it to you. It comes from Him. It will often make perfect sense in retrospect, but there is no way for us to know what He knows. He is outside the time domain and understands everything that will possibly happen down any time tangent. If something looks like the wise thing to do but He knows something that will happen in six months that we can never know, then we need His choice not just ours. If He knows that we will encounter a person who will present an irresistible temptation to us at some point down a particular path, then we need to avoid that path. We need His wisdom. If He knows that all types of support and help and encouragement will be available about three months from now going down a particular path, then while it does not make the "best" sense at the time, it is the path to go down. If He sees that we need to learn certain qualities and those will only be learned going down path Y instead of the more popular or immediately successful path Z, then we need His wisdom not just the sum total of our own.

Until tomorrow,

Gil Stieglitz

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