Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones. (Prov 3:5-8)
No matter how smart we think we are, how many academic qualifications we have, how much money we make, what position we are in, it is foolish to think we can outwit God, the Creator of the Heaven and Earth.
The Chinese understand this when they said “谋事在人，成事在天” ( there is even a biblical equivalent verse in Prov 19:21 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”)
Length of days is in her (wisdom) right hand,
In her left hand riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who retain her. (Prov 3:16-18)
The above verses described the benefits of having blibical wisdom. Length of days (longevity), riches, honor, pleasantness, peace, life and happiness… basically everything we want more of and can’t get enough of. No wonder it was written that “Wisdom is the principal thing.”(Prov 4:7).
Lord, I do need more of Your wisdom… and You are my wisdom!!
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