If there is a commodity in short supply today, it has to be wisdom.
Like you, Iâ€™m often astounded by our leadersâ€™ actions and reactions, beginning with the man in the Oval Office. Itâ€™s amazing to say the least that a society that is supposed to be one of the most knowledgeable on record can come up with some of the most foolish ideas as answers to our problems. And then again, maybe itâ€™s not so amazing when you consider that wisdom is rarely sought as the answer to our dilemmas when the Bible says emphatically that it is THE answer. As a friend of mine humorously said recently, â€œIâ€™ve come to a brilliant conclusion: God is smarter than I am!â€
And thatâ€™s precisely what wisdom says: God is smarter than we are. Most wouldnâ€™t deny that privately, but few in public office would be willing to admit it because if they did, it would change how we do everything â€“ beginning with education. It doesnâ€™t take a Harvard graduate to deduce that many of the ills facing education today began in 1962 when nine men in black robes decided God wasnâ€™t relevant to education and ruled against asking Him for daily wisdom in applying knowledge to our lives.
Since then, itâ€™s been downhill in many areas, culminating in the murder of innocent school children. Of course, things donâ€™t get better when our nationâ€™s educational elite prefer to believe we came from primordial slime rather than being made in the image of God, and that the beauty of everything on planet earth is simply the result of millions of years of chance! Doesnâ€™t do much for your self-esteem, does it?
The Bible says, â€œThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,â€ and in the same Book, Proverbs, it tells us to â€œabove all else, get wisdom.â€ We are told further to â€œdesire wisdom more than silver and gold.â€ Suffice all this to say that it is God, not we, who is the source of all wisdom, and if we seek Him and His wisdom, we will find a great treasure, not to be compared with anything else. The Bible says that outside of the Lord Jesus Christ, King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. Why? It is because when God offered him wealth, he chose wisdom instead.
It seems that our society could take a hint from The Good Book and begin to ask God for wisdom, especially for our leaders. The Book of James exhorts us, â€œIf anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask Godâ€ (James 1:5). If we follow this simple injunction, we will begin to find the answers to the plethora of problems that face us.