Seek Wisdom, But Don’t Make It Your God Wisdom Must Not Be Our Final Answer
Just as you are reading this article hoping to gain new insight for your life journey, I too seek wisdom. With wisdom, my life has improved in so many dramatic ways. Over time, unaware, I gave wisdom the highest regard in my life, maybe even higher than Providential power. Eventually, I sensed I was living with unhealthy priorities, and I knew I was wrong to give wisdom the final word.
My dear leader, regardless of the success and wisdom you have amassed, there is something higher than wisdom: God. Are you seeking Him?
In this article I want to share with you an idea I wrestled with for years. What role must wisdom play in my life?
Wisdom is the result of great thoughts applied in one’s life and proven through experience. Wisdom adds depth and richness to our lives and propels us to higher states of being. However, all the wise philosophers and prodigies of the ages, all the Einsteins and Newtons, Socrates and Dantes, Shakespeares and Mozarts have not been able to comprehensively explain our universe and our existence.
While it is clear, even from the Bible, that we must seek wisdom intentionally, if we are not careful we can elevate it above all else. We must guard against this tendency, especially if you are a seeker like me.
Wisdom Failed The Wisest Man
Solomon of the Bible was both the richest and wisest man of his time and maybe of all time. He had everything. At the end of his life, Solomon veered from the right path, the way even he had preached. I suspect he trusted his wisdom too much and stopped relying on God. His great wisdom could not protect him.
We Must Seek Wisdom
So do we ignore seeking knowledge, wisdom, and skill? No. It must be paramount in our lives, even the Bible is clear on that. For many years, I sought wisdom on how to think, how to feel, how to be, how to speak, how to lead, how to grow. You name it, I have sought wisdom on it. And in my work as a doctor, I also seek knowledge and skill.
But even with all of my seeking, I don’t have the answers to life’s hardest questions or even many of life’s simple questions. As a matter of fact, I don’t know any human who does. Regardless of success, or wealth, or accomplishments, books you read or those you write, there must be something more, and I believe that source is God.
Wisdom Must Not Be Our Final Answer
This is how I want to handle wisdom in my own life: Wisdom is good, but God’s power is infinitely greater. The Bible encourages us to seek wisdom. But above that we are advised to pursue God’s favor, blessing, and peace in our lives.
Let’s not forget wisdom. Let’s seek it. But let’s refuse to make it more important than the Word of God in our lives.Wisdom will not answer every question in this life. In the midst of our doubts and mysteries, let’s seek God first.
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