Wisdom

Choose Wisely! 

Proverbs 15:14

A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.

“You are what you think.”  What do you think this means?

We can actually have an appetite for knowledge, but not just learning whatever we can get our hands on.  The kind of knowledge that this verse is referring to comes from seeking God, and the effect is that you become wise. You see, a person can have a ton of knowledge, and still not be wise.

This verse in Proverbs has something to say about the choices we make as far as what we “feed on.” How do we “feed on” things?  What types of things do we “consume” that affects how wise we become?

I think we can all agree that wisdom is something that we strive for – we want to be wise.  People who are wise make good decisions, have the ability to positively influence others, and refrain from reaping the consequences of bad choices. But true wisdom only comes from God.

Proverbs 16:25 says, “There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”

If we do what seems right in our eyes, by using our own wisdom, then we might find ourselves doing the wrong things.

We gain real wisdom by following God’s ways, reading His Word, listening to His voice, spending time with others who are wise, and asking for God’s direction.

It means that we humble ourselves and realize that even if we know a lot, we really don’t know anything if we only rely on our own knowledge – we need God’s help.

Today, I want to encourage you to seek God in everything you do

Kathy

Youth Director

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