Many years ago I had a friend who wrote a book on decision making. He carefully researched the decision-making process of world leaders throughout history as much as was possible. He concluded that a leader could be known and understood by the people he went to for counsel and information before making a decision. He looked at character traits, religious beliefs, education, and friends. From his extensive research, he concluded that those whom we look to for advice before making a decision reveals who we are and what to expect of us.
But advice is not wisdom. Advice that comes from most individuals, is only an “opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem.” One can purchase advice or seek advice from friends or associates, but it is not actually wisdom. Heed the words of Solomon: “Of what use is money in the hands of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom.”
It is foolish, according to Solomon, to think that anyone can buy wisdom since it is a gift of God. Wisdom can only be acquired by studying God’s Word and depending on Him for insight and foresight through prayer and the counsel of wise Christians. Even if someone could buy wisdom, they would be a “fool” for they would lack the sense to know what to do with it.
God’s wisdom is not for sale. It is available to those who have a desire to get to know Him by spending time with Him and seeking wisdom from Him as revealed in His Word. God makes Himself known to those who willingly seek Him with all their heart. The only requirement for those who want God’s wisdom is to seek it as He has revealed it in His Word.
Prayer: Father, help us to understand the importance of true, Godly wisdom. May we seek it with all our heart, and when we find it, follow it faithfully and fervently. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 17:16 Of what use is money in the hands of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom.