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You know, it’s amazing how many smart people there are.    When my daughter was in private school and would get her report card, I’d go in for a Parent Teacher conference.  In some cases, ultimately I’d end up speaking to the principal over my dissatisfaction regarding her grades.    The principal could barely mask a disliking for me and one day she decided to unload. Thinking back, it’s funny.

There’s a lot to this story; but the short of it is that one afternoon the principal stopped me and  explained that I’d better understand  the grading criteria if I were a teacher.  Somehow, I read into it that she thought I needed more education.  At first, I was offended.  Then, I grew up…smile.

I thought about it and decided an education couldn’t hurt.  So, I went back to school.  In the midst of it all, I started teaching part time.  Was I any wiser with this eduction under my belt?  Well yes, I thought so…but I didn’t know it all.   Well, I want to tell you that I went to school for many years and I got smarter and smarter and much more knowledgeable…but not wiser.  Wisdom is a whole different story and my journey to trude Wisdom was going to take me on an infinite journey.

There is no wisdom greater than Godly wisdom.  The Book of Proverbs talks about it quite specifically.  In fact, I’d fathom to say that whatewver your problem is…wisdom in the form of insight and revelation can solve your problem.  So again, I’ll say:  “How wise are you?

Take a walk to wisdom…seek God.





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There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord. Proverbs 21: 30

There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord. Proverbs 21: 30

“. . .Your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42)
COMMENT: Of course you recognize that our Lead Scripture is from Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane where he agonized over the fate that laid before him. We all know that Paul was a obedient follower of Jesus, but recently while reading my devotional, it dawned on me how Paul was put into a similar position as Jesus and made the same correct decision.
In Acts 21:11 a prophet informed Paul that the Holy Spirit told him that if the apostle were to go to Jerusalem, he would be taken by the Jews and handed over to the Romans. Paul, like Jesus, decided to follow the will of God. True enough, in Jerusalem he was mobbed by the Jews and eventually sent to Rome. The will of God for us Christians is the Word of God. For instance, there may be times when it would seem more advantageous to tell a “little white lie” because it might bring a lot of embarrassment if the whole truth were told. Even though we may imagine dire results if we were to tell the truth, we can be assured that the Lord will work all things together for our good when we follow His Word. Romans 8:28 tells us that if we love Him we will have that good outcome and loving the Lord is synonymous to keeping His commandments. (John 14:15) So we could rephrase Romans 8:28 this way: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who keep God’s commandments, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
SCRIPTURE STUDY:Proverbs 3:1-8
WISE SAYING: OBEDIENCE LEADS TO ABUNDANCE (Pastor Amos Dodge)