Wisdom’s Delight: Proverbs 8:30-31
Apr 4th, 2020 by Thomas Irvin
WISDOM – The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable (praiseworthy or commendable) ends, and of the best means to accomplish them.
WISDOM gained by experience is of inestimable value.
The dictionary definitions exemplify the inherent foolishness of suggesting that all truth is relative. If truth is simply relative to the situation or individual, why place such value on someone's ability to effectively exercise knowledge. Again, if all truth is relative then the millennial with holes in his ears and a bone through his nose is just as capable as the seasoned professional at making effective decisions. Despite wisdom, each individual should be able to make decisions, based on its relevance to themselves, and success should be the relative outcome. Of course, we know this is not the case. There are bad decisions and good, the proper exercise of the proper knowledge is what determines the negative or positive outcome.
When the proponents of this foolishness want their taxes done they find themselves an established accountant. When they need legal assistance, they seek out a lawyer that can properly exercise legal knowledge. When medical problems arise, they want the best doctor available. Best meaning; he is the most experienced and knowledgeable. They want to deal with experienced professionals that make factual decisions based on absolute truth.
Speaking in terms of our country, there has been a long and continual march of depravity through the mentality of our nation. Fervent detachment from God is made abundantly manifest in the prevalent lack of wisdom. This fact is so unapologetically true, from the heights of Inteligencia, all the way down to the common man, badges of honor are given in exchange for the hatred for God. Boastfully professing themselves to be wise, they are rewarded for becoming fools.
At full speed, we are heading in a lamentable direction. Large portions of our society live in a constant state of dependence on the sustenance of others. They lack intelligence and skills, not due to a lack of availability, but rather they did not see the wisdom in applying themselves to gaining knowledge or learning a marketable skill. Tax dollars pay for their existence, providing them an abundance of time. Idle hands that have forsaken wisdom lead to engraved patterns of destructive behaviors and habits.
Suicide rates, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, sexual perversion, gender confusion of the highest sort, perpetual financial ruin; peoples lives are amazingly unwise. Yet, they are still proud and boastful, a quick glance at social media will provide ample proof. They simply continue to exist, tossed about by vicious circles of calamitous behavior. Their only sense of worry in life is that time period between the arrest and the court date. Their greatest concern is accidentally standing before one of the few just judges that will ensure consequences are meted out. Life without wisdom is a self-centered life with no fear of God.