In life we face many challenges. Some are great and some are small. When we consider the many areas that affect our lives, such as our health, family, finances and spirituality, wisdom is something that we all need.
Wisdom is defined as learning acquired over a period of time : b: ability to see beneath the surface of things :c: good sense : : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action according to Merriam Webster dictionary.
The ability to make the best informed decision at any given time can save us and our families much pain and heartache. The Bible King James Version states Proverbs 4:7 as follows… “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” This scripture tells us that first we need to recognize the importance of wisdom. It is vital to our very existence.
The ending part of Proverbs 4:7 states, “That with all thy getting get an understanding.” It does absolutely no good to hear information but not understand it enough to apply it to your life in the situations that you face. In essence it’s useless. For example how many times have we sat in a classroom or a meeting and the lecturer has presented information and they ask if anyone has questions please raise your hand? No one raised their hand, but soon as they leave the meeting they find themselves asking others, “What are we supposed to do” or “How are we supposed to do it,” that was not a wise decision. When we consider the affects that our actions and decisions can have on our lives we must practice wise choices.
Knowing that I have the ability to gain knowlege and little nuggets from several people from all ages and walks of life is a blessing………… Don’t’ be neglectful to search the scriptures, communicate with other knowledgeable people and to pray to God for direction that is needed to handle your life situations and circumstances.