Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Prudent ~ wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
How many of us are wise? How many of us are foolish? Where does wisdom come from? Why do some people seem so blessed with it but the vast majority of us seemed to have taken a potty break from the line as it was being handed out? We missed our chance. Is wisdom something innate, handed down thru generations of DNA, or is it something learned thru the School of Hard Knocks? A combination of the two, maybe?
I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. I've found that being blessed with a high IQ...right up there with President Obama...does not necessarily mean wisdom is part of the package. Some people can be so 'book smart' they leave us scratching our heads in wonder. Yet some of the wisest people I've met in my lifetime never did well in school. The answers they have to whatever Life throws at them, how they deal with problems, is just there.
When God offered Solomon anything he desired, Solomon chose wisdom. And his answer so pleased God that He bestowed Solomon with great wealth and riches besides. Every time I come to that part of the Bible as I'm reading thru, I always pause and ponder on that. What would my request have been? Would I have chosen wisdom? I know I love to learn and my mind has always been a vessel I'm constantly trying to fill. But wisdom? I would like to think I would have been smart enough to say wisdom...but I'll never know. Like a very wise friend of ours once said when it comes to understanding Scripture..."Just believe it, and turn the page."