If human knowledge were the source of wisdom, this age would surpass all previous ages in enlightenment. Though this is the Information Age and all human knowledge is commonly available through the Windows we peer into each day, there seems to be very little wisdom in the world. This era of technological wizardry is at the least, spiritually sleepy and at the worst, spiritually dark. Spiritual thought and language is poorly understood and many don’t even consider faith important. Replacing God with science is folly and this civilization will end as all civilizations end, when they forget spiritual wisdom and turn away from enlightened morality. When human beings put themselves in the seat of God, it ends in foolishness and catastrophe. Those who seek wisdom won’t find it in the plethora of information available on the internet, or in any kind of human knowledge. Wisdom has only one dwelling place. Wisdom and the joy it brings lives in God, the source of all wisdom.
I have made many foolish decisions in my life and though I’ve learned from my mistakes, true wisdom isn’t gained by choosing folly and suffering consequences. Left on my own, I will respond to failure by making a different choice next time but often, that choice proves foolish, also. After many failures and re-choosing, I may eventually make a right decision but the faulty wisdom I gain, can’t outweigh my folly. The proverbial “School of Hard-Knocks” leaves a great deal of damage that can’t be repaired. Wisdom doesn’t dwell in trial-and-error and no number of foolish human choices will ever equal the wisdom readily available to all, in God. We human beings are all fallible and the wisdom we possess is also, faulty and failing. There is no joy in failure and those who wish to lead a joyful life must seek out and live by God’s wisdom.
There is no insight that compares to the insight of God, accessed through faith in Jesus and gifted to all who will believe, in God’s written Word. Gaining God’s perspective from above the good and evil that we are subjected to every day, is the only way to see ourselves and our circumstance as they truly are and make good choices. Jesus is the example to follow in living a life guided by God’s wisdom. Jesus lived by every Word that came from the mouth of God and made no decisions based on human knowledge. By that perfect wisdom, Jesus overcame the world (a world infused with corrupted wisdom) conquered death, and now lives eternally. That same destiny awaits all who put their faith in Jesus and live wisely, in obedience to God. This is lasting joy that increases with each wise act of obedience.
If your life is a mess today and you’re online seeking answers, Google Jesus. Find a good translation of online scripture and seek out the wisdom that has lit the paths of believers, through all previous ages. Receive Jesus through faith, seek wisdom in God’s Word, and eternally dwell with Father God in that bright, Heavenly mansion, “The House of Wisdom.”
Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city, “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.