Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me, Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord. (Proverbs 1: 28, 29)
It occurs to me as I read those words that wisdom does not hide herself, even we if have disdained her. But, once disdained, she is hard to find. When we choose foolishness, we will find ruin — and it will make it harder for us to know wisdom when. she’s standing right in front of us! We need to seek His truths and His wisdom in the method of federal counterfeit agents – they study ONLY the real thing so that they will know a fake when they see it. They never study the fake because that would put incorrect things in their minds – and their eyes.
Knowing His truths bring correction. Sometimes, rather than His truths, we want our desires … not delighting in Him and receiving within our hearts the desires we should have.
Choosing absurdity, idiocy and indiscretion makes these things familiar — and makes us liable to choose it again and again. Unless we walk away from it, we can make it impossible to ever be wise again.
Father, You have promised in Your Word that You would give wisdom freely if we ask for it. So, I ask that You will teach me Your ways, and move me to study and know Your ways, so that I will not mis-step. Father, help me to fight the attraction to study other philosophies, writers, leaders — so that I might not be lulled into a false sense of righteousness. If I know Your ways, then I’ll know You – and if I know You … I AM COMPLETE.