Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil (Proverbs 3:7 NASB).
It is not my job to make myself look smart, or to have all the answers, or to impress anyone in this world — including myself. The thing is, I do seek wisdom. Constantly. I seek the wisdom of the Lord.
But the other thing is, I don’t always get it right.
The wisdom of God is foolishness to man (1 Corinthians 2:14). So even as I seek Him, my flesh complains.
My spirit wants peace, the peace of Christ, but my flesh wants comfort. My flesh has no interest in giving up my rights. My flesh likes all the offerings and wares of this world, especially in this culture. They feel good. They make me smile and laugh. They make me happy. Doesn’t God want me to be happy?
Yes. I know my Jesus wants me happy. He wants me to live in joy. And peace. With kindness, patience, gentleness, and goodness. With love.
And my Jesus, my all-wise Jesus, knows the path to life.
He did it, and now I get to do it. He laid down His life, and now it’s my turn.
So, flesh, listen up. You don’t get your way. I want wisdom, I want the tree of life (Prov.3:18). I want peace (Prov. 3:17).
This is the wisdom, the smarts, the answers I seek. If God’s wisdom is foolishness to man, then I want to be a fool in my eyes.
I won’t often look smart, or have all the answers, or be impressing anyone in this world. But I will have the fear of the Lord.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding. For its profit is better than the profit of silver, and its gain than fine gold. (Proverbs 3:13-14 NASB)
*What’s your desire? Are you seeking God’s wisdom? Does your flesh complain like mine? How do you handle it?