Day 16


Today’s Readings

Genesis 31:17-32:12 Matthew 10:24-11:6 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverbs 3:16-18

I have been touched by the epidemic this year of anxiety and depression in my own household. It is paralyzing and causes fear, worry, and the inability to do anything productive. I have been slow to arrive at this new scourge that has become a large part of many young people’s lives. In 2021 our students, children, parents and grandparents have fallen prey to anxiety: what will happen next?

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:29-31

The Bible has a whole genre of wisdom, so God must think it is pretty important. This definition sheds some light on why it is so important. Wisdom and knowledge are not the same things. I think of wisdom as knowing something and then acting on that knowledge in a wise or discerning way.

Or better said is having the ability to judge situations, people, events and opportunities in a way that benefits all involved. Wisdom cannot be learned in a classroom, or at least all wisdom. Wisdom comes from making mistakes and feeling the pain of the consequences of those mistakes. That is why many older people are wise, but not all.

God wants the best for us and for us to in his plan, Jeremiah 29:11, but we must KNOW the plan and then being able to be able to ACT on that plan, that is WISDOM!

What do you think?  Until next time, peace.

Tyndale. The One Year Bible NIV (OYB: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 1511-1512). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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Todd