January 13 – Proverbs 2
LOOK: “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul…wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men…wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman…”
LISTEN: Wisdom is not just knowledge of what is right and wrong. Wisdom is in action when we know what is right and choose to do it! Our modern culture has accepted Plato’s philosophy that if man just knew what was good, he would do it. So this is what we do: When we encounter a bad driver we send him to driver’s education for more training. When teens are having sex, we provide more sex education. When people abuse drugs, we provide drug education. The problem is that knowledge of what is right or good does not necessarily effect what a person does. Wisdom is when man takes knowledge to the action stage and chooses right over wrong. James has a lot to say about a man who looks into the mirror and walks away unchanged.
LEARN: Are you living a wise life today? Do you continue to do things even when you know they are wrong (drive too fast…cheat on taxes…treat people unkindly)? Choose to live out wisdom today!