“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.”
The wisest people are the ones who ask the most questions. How many times have we misunderstood someone, but rather than asking them to clarify, we nod, smile, and feign understanding to avoid further embarrassment. There is a considerable component of humility that is required to become wise. People who think they know everything will eventually realize that they have learned nothing. Those with a teachable spirit are precious to the LORD.
God knows that we don’t have all the answers. He wants us to come to Him and ask for wisdom. When we bring our questions before the Lord, the Holy Spirit will give clear direction on what to do with that information. In the New Testament, Jesus shares so much practical knowledge in terms of a parable or allegory. Not every person to hear Jesus speak understood and believed the things he said.
One of my favorite seekers of wisdom is Nicodemus. The book of John mentions Nicodemus three times. Though it’s unclear if Nicodemus accepts Jesus as his Messiah, his encounter with the Lord changed him. Ultimately, the goal of the Christian life is transformation through the love of Christ. Are we willing to seek wisdom despite our pride?
"PEOPLE WHO THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING WILL EVENTUALLY REALIZE THAT THEY LEARNED NOTHING."
LORD,thank you for your wisdom. Please help me to seek it as the treasure that it is. Please forgive me for rejecting the truth for comfort. Please expose my core beliefs and weed out any lies preventing me from giving myself wholeheartedly to you.