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November 13, 2007 / compassioninpolitics

Walking in Wisdom…

One of the lessons that stuck with me over the years is the call of wisdom. (thank you God and Andy Stanley) And over the last two or three days its been rattling around in my head. While certainly, I’ve at times fallen short of making wise decisions, (certainly more times than I would like to admit) wisdom serves as a lighthouse amongst the occasional craziness of life. And wisdom to me seems to be one of the key reasons the way of the cross makes so much more sense than the alternatives. That one simple word speaks volumes about how the getting caugh up in chasing worldliness or fleshly temptation is a dead end. In my personal experience, Godly wisdom again and again has proven to be the absolute best course of action.

Surprisingly enough, as I was coming home this evening, after watching a little blockbuster with my friend Lisa, I heard David Crowder on the radio quote from Ecclesiastes 2:13:

13 I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.

Increasingly I think Godly courage and wisdom should be a more consistent part of my prayer life and part of my holistic worship toward my Savior. So this week I’m praying for wisdom (or rather a praxis of wisdom). I’m asking God to give me wisdom and the courage to act on it. After all, “We serve a big God, [our heavenly father,] and we’re in his hands.” (attribution unknown)

What are you praying for? What do you see is the lesson of wisdom? Do you have a favorite verse, narrative, or example that speaks to you in terms of wisdom?

the thinker from rodin from flickr

thanks to Rodin and Mindful One for the creative commons flickr photo
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Footnote 1: As an aside, the context that Crowder is quoting seems to flesh out that all the things of this world will all perish (including earthly wisdom)—which seems to emphasize the importance of a holistic understanding of life and wisdom. Perhaps another verse would have been better.

Footnote 2: Andy Stanley audio can be found here.

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  1. Matt Robison / Nov 13 2007 4:51 pm

    James 1:5

    “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

    And we could certainly all use a little more wisdom.

  2. compassioninpolitics / Nov 13 2007 5:33 pm

    Indeed. Thanks Matt. Great verse!

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