For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6 CSB
We live in a world that prides itself on having endless information at its fingertips. We boast about the things we know, the educations we have received, the experiences that have taught us, and strive to put our own wisdom forward in order to launch ourselves up the totem poles of the social structures of culture, thinking we can lean on what we know, gain more wisdom, and somehow make a prosperous life for ourselves on this basis.
As Christians, we learn that the only true wisdom comes from God. It is a gift from our Heavenly Father, who speaks His knowledge to us and gives us the understanding He wants us to have. All that we have, all that we know, all that we have experience and learned and been through... all of it is from Him, and so that we can use it to serve Him.
Are you using what God has blessed you with to bring Him glory, or to bring glory to yourself? Are you striving to launch yourself into the world, or launch the gospel? Are you a vessel or in the spotlight?
Today, remember where all wisdom comes from. Remember where all that knowledge you have stockpiled came from. Remember who gives you understanding about any and all of it. Remember who gave you all you have, including the very information at your fingertips, in your memories, used in your workplace or at home. You name it, He gave it.
Use it all to serve and honor the one who gives it all for us.
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This month, read through the book of Proverbs in this 31 day Bible reading plan. Learn more about who God is, and what He has to say about wisdom. Let it sink in and resonate with you every day, rekindling that fire for Him in your heart.