“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalms 90:12)
The New Year of 2020 is just a few days away and as 2019 draws to a close, our natural inclination is to review the memories and moments of influence we have created as our legacy over the past year. Sometimes, the review process includes setting goals to achieve various successes in the coming year, and sometimes it may bring a degree of sorrow or regret to our hearts over the losses and mistakes behind us.
For many, this self evaluation and goal setting includes the desire to develop greater wisdom in order that we may live our lives more purposefully. Of course, in this “Information Age” there is no lack of options for seeking wisdom for our lives. The latest books, social media channels, educational speakers, life coaches, etc. all jockey for our attention and investment dollars claiming they have the final answer for finding true wisdom.
Our Source of Wisdom
In the midst of the clamor, there is an ancient, proven source where true wisdom and discernment are found. This source of wisdom is saturated in the knowledge and understanding of the designer and lawgiver who spoke the universe into being, and as such holds the key to this treasure chest called wisdom.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Amazingly, this powerful creator has preserved his very thoughts and words of wisdom for us in the pages of the scriptures, God’s love letter and instruction manual for mankind. In this comprehensive guide to life, we can find the riches and depths of wisdom so necessary in this world where “time waits for no man”. In its pages, we can find answers that quiet the noise of worldly wisdom which attempts to gain our attention and allegiance.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34)
How to Follow a Moral Life
As we invest time in the study and application of these words of wisdom from God, we will experience the benefits that reward truly wise choices. The wisest choice is to find the indescribable gift from God, in the person of Jesus, the Messiah, and follow his footsteps.
“…to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3)
Following Jesus and living a life filled with wise choices, is an achievable and admirable goal to aim for in 2020. Our prayer is that you will come and see who Jesus really is, as recorded in the Bible, God’s words of wisdom for his creation.
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time … do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)