Timeless truth encountered today, during my time of “coffee with the Lord”
Here’s the effect of a human search for wisdom without it being driven by “fear of (or reverence) for the Lord or His revelation… Hey, you do it that way and you’re on your own!!!
Here’s what Agur, son of Jakeh, had to say about a godless, self-driven quest for wisdom!
“The words of Agur son of Jakeh. An oracle… ‘The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary! O God, I am worn out! Surely I am too stupid to be a man! I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One!’” (Proverbs 30:1-3 ESV)
Solomon’s approach was much better it seems to me…
“In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, ‘Ask what I shall give you.’ And Solomon said to God… ‘Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?’ God answered Solomon, ‘Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked for possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked for long life, but have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.’” (2 Chronicles 1:7–12 ESV)
Methinks Solomon’s approach was much better! Think I’ll use it!