An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Prime the Pump

(Pro 24:3 KJV) Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

America is in love with knowledge.  We think that having a college degree is important.  We look at advanced degrees as if they made a difference.  In the process we have thrown the baby out.  We have people with college degrees that are useless in the job market and in the home.  What they have done is passed up the process that requires a bit of “wisdom” (2451) to make it work.

Wisdom is not the same as knowledge.  It can be attained without any book learning but it is necessary to put the pieces together.  In the days before indoor plumbing many people got their water from a pump.  You had to pump and pump until the water was raised to your level.  In addition to that the pump needed to be primed.  It needed a little bit of water on the valves so that they would seal and work properly.  That is where wisdom comes in.

So?  Start gathering wisdom even if you don’t understand how to put it all together.  Knowing a few things about right and wrong can go a long way toward helping make decisions.