ATB 23 With All Thy Getting

As we go about the business of life we I would image find ourselves on a daily basis coming in contact with an on going stream of information.  Information that we acquire via technology and perhaps most of all by virtue our every day life experiences.

These streams of information provide each of us with the opportunity to learn and grow.  As we grow through our life time we find I do believe that each experience results in us becoming a little wiser.

I am finding myself more so these days reflecting back on something that parents used to say.  I will admit that at the time that they said this I wasn’t really a big believer.  My parents used to say that the older you get, the more you realize that life will teach you that what will help to sustain you will be wisdom.

Proverbs 4:7 reminds all of us that “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” 

Wisdom is something that I have come to realize is something that we cannot see, touch or feel.  It is as some have said almost as necessary as air in order to exist.

Certainly proverbs 4:7 underscores that wisdom is the principal thing.  But if we are to be good practitioners of this thing called wisdom, we must be diligent in recognizing where true wisdom begins.

True wisdom comes from God.  God in and of himself is the ultimate source of the wisdom that we need in our lives.

The wisdom of God is such that it is truly beyond our comprehension.  And if we are to be honest, God’s wisdom as we view it through our eyes at times defies logic.  So many times we find in our bibles where the wisdom of God seemly makes no sense to us.

At the battle of Jericho God’s wisdom called for soldiers to march around a wall blowing their trumpets, in anticipation of the walls of Jericho to come tumbling down.  Man’s wisdom viewed that as laughable.

Man’s wisdom called Noah foolish for working on something called an ark.  God’s wisdom instructed Noah to trust and believe that an ark would provide them with safe passage to a new world.

Man’s wisdom continues to consider the cross pointless and worthless. God’s wisdom provided us with not just a savior via the cross, but as well a bridge over troubled waters.

For all of Man’s greatest wisdom, for all that we would suppose that we are as the scriptures have declared his ways are not our ways, and his thoughts are not our thoughts.

The story is told of a scientist who informed God that he was now able to create man on his own.  The scientist in fact told God that he was no longer needed.

God responded to the scientist by saying let’s see what you can do.  The scientist reached down to grab a scoop of dirt.  God responded by saying………….NO NO NO that’s my dirt………….you have to get own.

God also responded by saying oh by the way; the air you want him to breath that’s mine.  You need to come up with your own.

And finally that very act of creation; I hold the patent on that.  You need to figure out your own way of creating life.

And your creation you consider to be a product of your wisdom………..what happens at the end of life?  Your creation where does it go when the end has come to transition for mortal to immortal?

And finally what will provide your creation with the opportunity to have  eternal life?

You see my creation………..I created in my own image.  My creation……….has been designed with a purpose for life………….

My creation………… has a light at the end of life.

My creation………has access to the ultimate wisdom. My creation………..has Godly wisdom.

Godly wisdom accepts the need to “seek ye first, the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to it.”

The Godly wisdom that is the source of wisdom that we need is rooted in the one from whom all blessings flow, The one whose is both Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end..

Wisdom……………when all is said and done, it is the wisdom of God that is the principal thing.

To God Be the Glory

Alan T. Black

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About dupree73

I was raised and grew up in the United Methodist Church. While I do proudly embrace my background and personal history within the United Methodist Church, I do feel that ultimately what is important is not the denomination that you are a part of. What matters most is the relationship that you have with the Lord. Part and parcel to any relationship is the level of commitment that one makes to it. With any and all relationships they are going to take time to grow. Through the years if I were to describe my relationship with the Lord using one word it would be “transformation.” Continuing to grow daily in my walk with the Lord, and as well continue to display the fruits of his spirit daily is for me what my life is all about. Frankly for these times, my attitude and belief is that the world is looking at those who are Christians to see if in fact their talk does indeed match their walk. As for me, my goal is to on a daily basis to be that individual who by virtue of their talk and their walk is by nature “peculiar.” If then by chance this way of living does indeed glorify the Lord, then my life indeed is destined to make a difference.
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