Search for Wisdom
“Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure.” (Prov. 2:3-4).
Ours is an instant society. What we want, we want it right now, with no waiting, thank you very much! People get upset if they have to wait longer than two minutes for their cheeseburger in the drive-thru at McDonalds. Unfortunately, this mentality doesn’t work well when it comes to seeking wisdom.
A story is told of a student who went to the philosopher Socrates one day, seeking wisdom. The master took the student to the lakeshore and walked into the water. The student followed his instructor deeper and deeper into the water. Suddenly, Socrates grabbed the boy by the back of his neck, pushed his head under the water and held it there. Finally, Socrates let him go. The pupil gasped for air, and shouted, “What did you do that for?” Socrates responded: “When you want wisdom as badly as you wanted that last breath, it is then that you shall have it.”
It takes work to get wisdom! But – if you’re willing to put in the time to find it, there are many benefits to getting wisdom. When life gets difficult, and the road is rough, it’s good to know that we have a Guide who can point the way for us.
If you want to be wise, open up the Book of Wisdom – the Bible – and search for it like you would hidden treasure!
Pastor Chris Jordan