The Knowledge of God
"Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts." Psalm 119:98-100.
In life there are always only two options; wisdom or foolishness. Each day we are presented with the two options. When we consistently choose wisdom we live a wise life. This does not mean a foolish choice here and there disqualifies us from living a wise life. It is the consistent not necessarily perfect choosing of wisdom that is a wise life.
The challenge is that true wisdom is not always obvious. What our culture assumes is wisdom may be foolishness, and what our culture assumes is foolishness may be wisdom. God's Word makes this crystal clear. For instance achieving success as our culture defines it may appear to be wisdom, but if we are not living out the purposes of God for this moment in history worldly success is at bottom foolishness.
So how can we choose the wisdom option? The Psalmist says it is through God's Word. Specifically through meditating on God's Word. The Psalmist is saying he has come to wisdom by saturating his mind and heart with God's Word. God's Word's is the wisdom of God. My challenge to you this month is to be saturated with God's Word that His wisdom might be yours.