Two Kinds of Wisdom

There are two kinds of wisdom: the world’s and God’s. These two kinds of wisdom have very little to do with each other.  In fact, the more pride you take in having the wisdom of the world, the harder it is for you to grasp the wisdom of God.  Similarly, the better grasp you have on the wisdom of God (or should we say “the better grasp it has on you”), the less impressed you are with the wisdom of the world.

The high and mighty of the world have little use for God’s wisdom.  They have expended enormous energy getting to the top of a heap and they are not interested in a way of thinking that ascribes little importance to their climb.

This is not to say that you can’t achieve great things in the world through God’s wisdom.  Sometimes this happens.  But God’s wisdom could just as easily lead you away from worldly success as towards it.  God’s wisdom is about doing the right thing, the loving thing, the kind thing.  The world’s wisdom is about doing the smart thing, the savvy thing, the self-advancing thing.

You get the world’s wisdom from people: their examples, their books, their words.  You get God’s wisdom from God:  His example through Jesus Christ, the Bible, and His whisperings in your conscience every day when you pray.

Go to Jesus every day for your daily’s dose of His wisdom.  The peace of mind and well-being of soul that it will bring you is very different from what the wisdom of the world will bring you.

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