In our post-modern culture, where truth is deemed to be relative rather than absolute, and wisdom seems to be unattainable and seemingly not displayed by so many, we can feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with the issues of life. What do we do? Stick our heads in the sand like a good ostrich and believe that God will work it all out in His own good time.
Well yes, I'm sure He will, however God also gave us our brains and His Word, and I am sure He calls each of us to seek wisdom and truth. In partnership with God, we can then find peace in our situations, understanding the roles that He might be calling us to perform to impact this troubled world for His purposes and to proclaim His glory.
I recently came across this verse in Proverbs 23:23 (NIV):
Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well.
I think the Message paraphrase states it clearly:
Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight.
To me, this talks about taking action and actively seeking truth, wisdom, education and insight. Rarely will we ever gain these things just by waiting for them to drop in our lap. We have to take steps and invest our time, money and energy in order to gain truth, wisdom, education and insight. It means being purposeful in seeking them because it is worth it!
So, what can you do to seek truth, wisdom, education and insight today, this week, this month? I know time is a limiting factor for many people. We all seem to be so busy these days, where do we find the time for any of this?
One option that I recall, I got from Zig Ziglar who often talks about automobile university. He suggests using the time we often sit in our cars, or on a train, travelling to and from work, school etc. Rather than listening to your favourite radio station or CD's, or perhaps nowadays, your favourite Spotify selection, why not listen to anointed messages and podcasts? Or, if you find you don't have time to read your Bible, listen to an audio Bible as you travel.
With the technology that is available to us today, I believe it is a question of choice in how we use the time that we have available.
Interestingly, Solomon uses the expression to "buy" these things. It is a matter of priority where and how we use the resources that God has given us. In this verse, I feel that God is encouraging all of us to actively and purposefully seek and invest in truth, wisdom, instruction and insight.
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Posted on Fri, November 15, 2019
by Liberty Office filed under