We need wisdom, period. When it comes to loyalty, I wonder how often we judge our wisdom and the wisdom of others. I mean, do we run it through a carnality filter? Do we consider that a lot of what we hear is human wisdom? I am sure we know that wisdom is the principal thing, and that in all our getting we should get understanding (Prov. 4:7). We should not lean to our own understanding (Prov. 3:5-7); I think we agree with the idea.
Are we committed to God’s wisdom? Are we loyal to being people with God’s understanding? Are we willing to know what we think, and how we feel, and then choose God’s way? Remember, the goal is practice not perfection. Do we even try? As “cancel culture” gains momentum from pharisaic voices of carnal judgment and hypocrisy, do we agree without submitting to the mind of God?
Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.1 Corinthians 1:21 NLT
Isn’t that powerful?! We will never know God through human wisdom — and oddly, that is what gets taught, shared, and recycled. “But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 1:24 NLT). Christ is the wisdom of God! Read that again.
A commitment to wisdom and understanding is a commitment to Christ. He was made for us wisdom (1 Cor. 1:30). Learning about Jesus is a way we learn spiritual wisdom and understanding. I think the practice has been made harder than necessary. I encourage us to commit.
Dr. Shaunta Scroggins is the founder of The Bereans’ Commentary.
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"In the darkness of night, I wait expectantly for understanding and knowledge for your people."