“Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateway of the city she makes her speech;” Proverbs 1:20-21
Wouldn’t it be nice to have all the wisdom we need? It would be great to have an answer for every situation. Personal life experience can teach us a lot. But to be realistic we don’t have enough time to gain all our wisdom through personal experience and it could also cost us more than we can afford. Another great way to learn is through the experiences of others. We can hear the stories of others and gain wisdom as we enter a situation. That is one of the reasons we have a church governing board. We gain knowledge from others to help us make good decisions. Yet even with all the people in our lives we may not be able to gain enough wisdom for our situation.
One of the greatest ways of gaining wisdom is to find, what Wayne Cordeiro calls, divine mentors. These are men and women in the Bible who have been through all the situations we face in one way or another. When we take the time to daily sit at their feet we will find that God will speak to us through their life experiences. We will gain wisdom because we know that wisdom calls out to us and is waiting to be heard if we are just willing to spend the time to be still and listen. It is amazing how God will prepare us for all we have to face if we are willing.
Let’s commit to taking the time daily this New Year to sit at the feet of the Divine Mentor as he speaks to us through His Word.
In Christ, Pastor Jeff