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.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Wisdom Intersects the Real World

(Pro 24:5 KJV) A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

We are currently working through the joy and stress of a newborn grandchild.  He is going through a lot of issues.  None are crisis life threatening types but could be serious is not dealt with.  Our granddaughter went through a lot of the same drama but it is better this time.  What is the difference?  Wisdom. 

Both births were overseen by professional medical staff.  They had all the certificates and diplomas necessary to be medical doctors.  They did their specialty training.  What they lacked was enough experience to really know what they were talking about.  They did not have the real world experience that let them separate the sterile lessons of the text book and classroom from the world of flesh and bone.

So?  We can study and memorize.  We can be certified and certificated.  We can have the right to speak but if we have not worked at putting the whole picture together we are often doing more damage than repair.  We need to apply what we are reading with what we are living.  That means living an upright life in a real world. 

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