This week we looked at the five types of wisdom offered to us in the Scriptures, and how biblical wisdom forms the foundation of a life well-lived for Christ:
- Wisdom for Salvation (2 Timothy 3:14-17)
- Wisdom for Obedience (Matthew 7:24-27)
- Wisdom for Character (James 3:13-4:10)
- Wisdom for Decisions (Proverbs 1:3, James 1:5)
- Wisdom for Maturity (Colossians 1:28-2:8)
My aim, personally, is that every person who comes into one of our worship services will "grow in wisdom" as we open the Scriptures together. This is different than simply growing in knowledge of the Bible, as wisdom has to do with life application of the things we learn. Knowledge can tell you what, but wisdom can tell you what to do.
According to James 1:22, if we don't apply the Bible to our lives, we might as well never have read it to begin with.
I thought I'd throw out a wisdom challenge for you and your family to consider tackling: At dinner one night this week, read Proverbs 2 and 3, either on your own or with your family members. (Also, before you start, look over at Proverbs 1:5-6.) Consider what lesson or particular verse you think is the most important in these chapters. Then, take a few moments to pray for wisdom.
If you enjoy the challenge, consider this: since Proverbs has 31 chapters, it makes a great month-long daily reading challenge, which is a great activity for husbands-wives, fathers-sons, etc. Try it next month!
See you next Sunday,