AUGUST 24, 2023
Daily Reading – Psa. 90-96 / Rom. 15
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Who might be considered intelligent? I guess that depends on who you ask. If intelligence is being a genus, Wikipedia says, “A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge.” Yea, what do they know. There are people who are book smart, who have no common sense at all. Just like there are people who have street smarts but cannot read or write. Is one more intelligent than the other? I had a friend who said, “it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are stupid, than to open it and prove them right.” I am not sure if he was being funny or trying to tell me something personally.
In Psalm 92:12 says, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Simply put, we do not live forever, so it would be a good idea to use most of our time seeking after wisdom. That is not trying to become smart in man’s eyes. It is understanding what it means to be wise in God’s eyes. In Prov. 9:10 it says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” So then, according to God, being humble and respectful before the Lord is where wisdom begins. Reading His Word, just adds to that.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
You can be the smartest person in the world’s eyes, and have all the toys that Satan can provide, and still end up in a sinners hell. To me, that does not sound too intelligent.
How will you use your time, and mind,
while living here on the earth that God,
not man, created?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director