Wisdom and Humility

Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

When I was a kid, hearing the child’s version of the Bible, I always knew that King Solomon was the richest and baddest dude that lived! When God offered him a wish, Solomon asked for wisdom instead of the obvious choice of money, long life or possessions. So guess what I started asking for in prayer when I was a kid? Yes, I asked for wisdom!

Here is the funny thing about wisdom, the more I learn, the more I know that I don’t know “Jack Squat”! This is why humility is key! True knowledge is knowing what God knows, which we can’t even fathom. He does give us the scriptures to help us have understanding of God, enough so that we can follow Him and believe. We are always growing in our walk with Jesus, in wisdom and understanding. We should continually ask for prayer in these things.

Challenge

Read the story of God granting Solomon his wish: 1 Kings 3:4-15
Examine the heart of King Solomon in these verses.
A couple more verse to go deeper: Proverbs 30:2-4

 

By Andy Finch | Tahoe, CA

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