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The call of wisdom Proverbs 8:1-8 V1 Does not wisdom call…?
The late Miles Kington, a British journalist said, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” That remark highlights the striking difference between knowledge and wisdom. The book of proverbs is classified as wisdom literature in the Bible. The passage in consideration presents a personified wisdom which calls out to people, so that they move from being simpletons with just knowledge to be people of wisdom.
In Proverbs, God is seen as the source of wisdom; fear of the Lord is seen as the beginning of wisdom. So, it follows that being open to know and follow God’s will in everything is the wisest decision in life. Knowing God’s will is not the toughest part. The toughest part is submitting our will to God’s will. Often, we are so caught up with our own comforts, own needs and our own ego that WE matter over everything – even God. Often, we think that it is wise to remain in our comfort zones than to challenge ourselves to follow God’s ways in our lives. When God brings something challenging in our lives, will we be able to say “Lord, may not my will but yours be done”?
The advent season is beckoned by a time of annunciations. Annunciations to Zechariah, Joseph and Mary show people who subjected their will to God’s will. So God used such simple people to reveal his divine wisdom to the world – His plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. We should not turn down God’s invitation to be subject to His wisdom. Submission to God opens our life to be used by God for his divine plans. Let this season be a time of subjecting ourselves to His will and wisdom.
PRAYER Lord, give me the maturity to subject myself to your will and wisdom, Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:25
Rev. Thomas John, Carmel MTC, Boston
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church
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