“Common sense” isn’t all that common. That’s what a quick look at the evening news makes me think, at least! People spend more than they make, and can’t figure out why they’re strapped for cash. Families fight more than they love, and can’t figure out why they’re drifting apart. Individual Christians are more concerned about their wants than the good of the body, and they can’t figure out why churches stagnate and falter.
I love the “Wisdom Literature” of the Bible. That’s why I’m excited about our new Wednesday night offerings from Proverbs. Wisdom isn’t some theoretical head-knowledge; it is the art of being truly successful where it counts—with God. Wisdom guides the head and the heart. In its fullest sense, it belongs to God alone. Job said, “With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open…With him are strength and sound wisdom” (Job 12:13-16).
Can I share a few nuggets of wisdom?
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.” (Prov. 12:1)
“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.” (12:11)
“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” (13:11)
“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.” (14:27)
Will you drink from Proverbs, God’s fountain of wisdom? See you Wednesday night!