Proverbs 8: 5-6 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
Ok, let’s try something together. Get a good book. Pull the shades in the room you are in to block out any outside distractions. Get a warm cup of coffee, tea, or something to drink. Grab a blanket. Do whatever it takes to help you get comfortable. Turn off the phone, TV, or anything that may cause an interruption. Find a nice comfortable chair to sit in. Open your book to where you are reading, or any page will do for this experiment. Ok, now the shades are drawn, you are comfortable, it is quiet, now turn off the lights, and read.
You are probably thinking, why turn off the lights? It is to illustrate how many saved, and unsaved people try to live life. We do everything we can to make our lives comfortable. We work to get the right job, buy the right house, we save money and so on. All the things we can do to make us comfortable, yet we live in the dark, almost blindfolded. To gain wisdom from a book we need light. To gain wisdom for our life we need Jesus, the light of the world. Real wisdom comes from someone who can see beyond where we are and who knows us inside and out. Better than we know ourselves. It takes someone who truly has our best interest at heart. It takes God.
Sadly, instead of seeking God, who can see the beginning and the end of life, we trust on the wisdom of man who can only see yesterday and today and then wonder why life turns out as it does. It is like trying to read a book in the dark. Your there, the book is there, and everything is right. Still, you have no light.
In John 8:12 Jesus said… “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Seek Light.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jeremiah 43, 44 / Psalm 86 / Proverbs 8 / Galatians 5, 6
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 8-10 / Eph. 3
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director