A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: to understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.” – Proverbs 1:5-6

Wisdom is not simply the capability to understand the difference between what is right and what is wrong, nor is it just the ability to see life from God’s viewpoint. It’s much more than that. This life often leaves our mind full of questions that we can’t answer and our heart full of confusion that, at times, can seem unbearable. God has given us truth to help us understand our purpose, to provide us with comfort through difficulties, and to be our guide as we move forward in this life. But, in order for these to be accomplished, there must a willingness on our part to admit that we don’t have the answer, to seek the One Who does, and then to listen to what He has to say even when it contradicts our limited, earthly knowledge and our selfish desires. Wisdom is when we allow truth to evaluate our life, to expose the weaknesses of our flesh and the wickedness of our heart, and to indicate a clear step of faith that results in our willingness to exchange our poor attempt to do what is right for a walk that is guided by God’s holy standards. Truth – when acknowledged, accepted, and applied – will always result in holy living. It is a life that recognizes the love of God, that reverences the Word of God, and that relinquishes control allowing Him to influence our conduct in all our relationships, situations, and circumstances.

– written by Pastor Jay Overbay