Can We Find True Wisdom?

"This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.”—Ephesians 4:13

 A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin to report that the plane was going down, but there were only three parachutes. 

“I should have one, “ the pilot said,” because I have a wife and three small children.” He took one and jumped.

The computer genius said, “I should have one because I am the smartest man in the world.” He took one and jumped. 

The minister turned to the Boy Scout and with a sad smile said, “You are young and I have lived a rich life, so you take the parachute, and I’ll go down with the plane.” The Boy Scout said, “Relax, Reverend, the smartest man in the world just picked up my backpack and jumped out.”

We can certainly be knowledgeable yet lack wisdom!

The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and that in the latter days knowledge will increase while men’s hearts grow cold toward the things of God.  

Knowledge is exploding!  But not always used wisely.

True wisdom that will guide and enrich your life comes from God’s Word. The Apostle Paul said that if we want to be wise, if we want to “correctly handle the Word of truth,” we need to be like workmen who know God’s Word and apply it to their lives (2 Timothy 2:15, NIV). Then we can handle the truth!

I encourage you to read the Bible daily, digest it, meditate on it, memorize it, take the words into your heart and mind. Understand it, and you will see a difference in your life as you grow in your relationship with the Lord.

Let us not be like that ill-fated computer genius who attained great knowledge but lacked wisdom, ultimately costing his life! 

I pray that we can be diligent, mature in our faith and knowledge of God, and able to receive all that He has for us, His beloved sons and daughters.

Ray Bentley