In our culture we don’t often put “wise” (2450) and “strong” (5797) together. We are a nation of sound bites, photo ops and facades. When our world thinks of the wise they probably think of a shriveled up old man talking about “kids these days.” Wisdom is for chumps. The question today is, “What is the bottom line?” Socialists and Progressives ask it as much as capitalists and traditionalists.
In the Bible they are a natural link. Biblical strength is not something measures in horsepower or bench presses. For us it is the ability to resist temptation and put others first. Our strength is rooted in a healthy fear of God. This enables us to face death with no fear, surgery with peace and the future with assurance. The wise man should not be surrounded by empty headed babes fawning on his masculinity. He (or to be honest, she) should be the person who is always getting the question, “How can you be so calm?”
So? Do you know the answer to the question? Jesus. Think of the words to that old song,
“Many things about the future
I don’t seem to understand,
But I know Who holds the future,
And I know Who holds my hand.”