Shopping Cart Close

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 (Aminta)

Posted on by Josh Heppner 0 comments
I love this saying: “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.”

It’s special saying  to me because I spent a lot of years building knowledge- going to school, studying hard, and learning. However, it wasn’t until I was older that I realized how important it is to have wisdom. There is a big difference between book smart and bible smart…

True wisdom comes only from God and his word. Here’s what the Bible has to say:

Proverbs 2:1-11
“My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.
Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.
Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.
Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.
Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.”

Wisdom is amazing! It is our guide, our protection, our shield, our safety, and our joy.

Wisdom is what we gain from reading God’s Word and letting it convict and change us. It’s how we know what God wants from us and for us. It’s an amazing gift that leads us on the path of God’s goodness.

How do we build wisdom? Here are three ways:

1. READ THAT BIBLE GIRL. There is no shortcut here. God’s Word is necessary! If you are new to reading it, try starting with a Psalm and a Proverb each day. They are practical and easy to understand, yet will start influencing you immediately.
2. Spend time with other people who are full of godly wisdom. Wise mentors can help lead the way and answer questions when we are unsure. Hint: the Bible Study on Monday nights at Rachel’s Closet is a great way to meet a bunch of wise and lovely ladies!
3. Pray! The Bible says God grants wisdom to those who ask. He’s a good father who wants us to follow him and he’s cheering for us to do his will. Every morning in my devo time, as part of my prayer I ask the Lord to fill me with wisdom and discernment for all the choices I have in the day.

I don’t know about you, but I want my life to be marked by wisdom. I desire to make good choices and to know what to do. And I definitely don’t want tomatoes in my fruit salad, because I cannot imagine a scenario where that would taste good ever.

We are better together!


Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing