Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Scripture Quote: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24 (NIV)
The way everlasting, or the way that is right in our own eyes could be not quite so right in God's estimation. When Christians ask God to show them offensive behaviors that they are unaware of, it can be pretty uncomfortable to face those weaknesses. Nevertheless, we will grow in wisdom as a result. The distinguishing mark of a wise person is their continued pursuit of knowledge and understanding. It seems that our culture values data more than understanding and expects immediate insight by way of all the great experts available to them by way of the great big internet.
The Christian who cherishes wisdom is already wiser than “the experts” because he will always continue to seek additional understanding from God's Word, as well as wise council in prayer. The more we comprehend, the more we realize how much more there is to learn and the less we will want to rely on faulty personal judgements. No matter how wise a person becomes, his or her wisdom remains wholly dependent on Divine Insight. Formally or informally educated, Christians who ponder, observe, and ask God for insight, will begin to see their own faults and understand their need to constantly seek God's enlightenment.
Today’s meditation: We shouldn’t overestimate our own cleverness.
Memory Verse: Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. Lamentations 3:40 (NIV)