“WISDOM IS GOOD with an inheritance, an advantage to those who see the sun. For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.”Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 ESV
A major lesson from the books of Ecclesiastes and Proverbs is that the wisdom Solomon is promoting is indeed sagacity, but a narrow, intensely practical, spiritual sagacity. The term sagacity, which entered English from Latin through French, suggests “quickness of perception,” “soundness in judgment,” and “farsightedness.” It pictures a mind that can cut through a situation’s unimportant fluff or misdirecting false flags to grasp the essentials of a problem’s solution.
These books are concerned about day-to-day living regardless of who one is or what his station in life is. The wise are not the most educated, but rather those submitted and educated in His Word. Practical wisdom teaches that if there’s rain in the forecast you should bring an umbrella. I don’t need to pray and ask the Lord if I should bring an umbrella, wisdom tells me if I’m walking around outside and I don’t want to get wet, then I should bring an umbrella. There is no need to “spiritualize” why I brought an umbrella.
Too many ignorant and hyper-spiritual people running around around saying, “The Lord told me to bring an umbrella!” It’s going to rain. Bring an umbrella. Did you hear this one: how many Pentecostals does it take to change a lightbulb? Six. One to replace the light-bulb and five to pray over the spirit of darkness. Come on man! Where’s the wisdom?
God’s people should be the wisest on the planet, not the most spiritually goofy. I don’t care how much you speak in tongues. If you lack wisdom, you are foolish. Too many goofy “spiritual” people running around, following signs and wonders and false teachers, completely lacking wisdom. You don’t need to pray about getting in a car with a drunk driver. Don’t get in the car.
Why are you so unwise? Another important part of wisdom is objectivity. Wisdom is having farsightedness- how will this affect me or others in the future? What are the future consequences for my actions? Blowing all your rent money at the casino has consequences. When did objectivity become hatred? Where’s your wisdom? Why are you hanging out with the wrong people? Bad company corrupts good morals. Why are you going places and doing things that are unwise? Why do you isolate? Wisdom says you seek your own desires.
A child without discipline brings shame to his parents, but the foolish will not hear. The unwise live by their emotions in the now and do not consider the future outcomes of their emotional choices. “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,” (Ephesians 5:15 ) The unwise lack a knowledge of God’s Word. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6)
When the Word is absent, wisdom is absent. A focus on everything being “spiritual” will lead you down a path of destruction. This is in fact Gnosticism. We are people of the Word. We are born again of the Holy Spirit in order to please Him and to overcome our enemy and the evil of this world. We please Him by obeying Him. In fact Scripture declares, “I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.” (Psalms 138:2)
Do you know how German Christians followed H**ler? They first did away with OT Scriptures because they were too Jewish. They then began doing away with NT Scriptures for the same. They preached cheap grace and false love. Then they were left with their own perception and vision of Jesus. They made Him up in their minds and formed Him in their thoughts. He was pleased with their actions. History is repeating itself as it does, but many are unwise. Anything forced, coerced or manipulated is of the antichrist spirit. It is an evil and wicked agenda, but many are foolish. The wise virgins went out prepared. They were farsighted.
Wisdom cries out! Do not go the way of the masses. How are you so foolish? How do you not recognize Biblical prophecy being fulfilled? Because you lack knowledge. Your experience is not truth. Your feelings are not truth. Fear is your enemy and will stab you in the back. You will be judged by Jesus according to the Word. Read the Word and do what it says. You will answer to God for your disobedience. Want wisdom? Ask God and read a Proverb every day. A wise man receives instruction but fools argue and bring trouble on themselves. #runyourrace
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