Proverbs 1:1-7 Begins with a description of Wisdom. I think a lot of times in reading that passage we simply just skit to verse 7 where it says that "But in doing so, I think we tend to miss out on what we are talking about. YES the BEGINNING of knowledge is in fearing God, however, if we are talking about WISDOM, what does that really mean?
I was taught for a really long time about the importance of scripture and being 'Biblically Based'. But it wasn't until later that things started to clear up for me. In looking at what the Bible says, I think it's actually important to look at what the Bible SAYS.
Today I just wanted to chew a bit on verse 2.
Verse 2 says 'To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,"
'To know wisdom'
In today's society, I think everyone has something they want to say. I think most of us also feel that we have something smart to say. But how do you actually define wisdom? Where does it ACTUALLY come from? I think that really anyone can find something wise to say, but I also think that Scripture assists in figuring out what wisdom actually IS.
In your ministry, is there a difference between 'earthly wisdom' and wisdom from God?
How would you know?
How would the students know?
How would others know that students know?
The idea of learning, not not only learning, but learning to DO something.
In your ministry, what IS being learned?
It's been said that each year, Biblical literacy drops. What is being taught? What can the students recall?
Maybe more importantly, what is being DONE with what is learned?
Not to regurgitate. We are really good at repeating stuff.
What did things mean in the past?
What does it mean for us now?
If something REALLY means something, what does that to to me? To the way I think? The way I react?
'Words of insight'
Sometimes words are more than words. Sometimes there IS MORE DEPTH.
Does your current ministry impact hearts?
What does your ministry reveal?
Just more thoughts to chew on.
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