PRAYER PROMPT ••• Albert Einstein once said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.”
But there’s a difference between knowledge and wisdom and wisdom goes hand-in-hand with discernment.
Proverbs 8:11 says, “For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.”
It’s not enough to simply know.
You have to be wise enough to evaluate situations.
In our world of murky morals, that’s becoming increasingly difficult to do.
And unfortunately, it seems in addition to the decline in morals, we have a decline in a willingness to seek wisdom.
Our world thinks it knows the Bible based on a few extracted words and phrases, but it’s ludicrous to consider yourself knowledgeable about a topic you’ve never studied!
I may own a physics book, and I may even crack it open to read a few lines.
That doesn’t make me a physicist!
Yet, I’ve encountered too many people who are blindly taking the “authoritative” word of celebrities, politicians, sports figures, and journalists and calling whatever they say gospel truth over how we should live and believe.
That’s not the way it works!
We have to seek wisdom.
And our amazing God is willing to help us.
James 1:5-6 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.”
As we seek wisdom, God, the creator of the universe, who made all and knows all, is a far more reliable and trustworthy source of knowledge than some highly opinionated and big-mouth celebrity.
Today, as you pray, ask God to give you wisdom, and ask Him to help you be discerning in what you hear and share.
Ask Him to give you the curiosity to seek answers first hand, and to understand His truth, especially as He directs you and molds you into the person He wants you to be.