Pursuing Wisdom

Author: Jonathon Fuller — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: January 28, 2021

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Pursuing Wisdom

Have you ever had a challenging decision to make? In those moments, don’t you wish God would just tell you what He wants you to do? If you have ever felt that way, what you really desire is to know God’s wisdom—to know what God wants you to do so you can live your life in a way that honors Him. That is a good desire! In the book of Proverbs, Solomon explains how to seek wisdom. He compares the pursuit of wisdom to the pursuit of riches (Proverbs 2:2-4). In 1848, James Wilson Marshall found gold in the American River. This discovery sparked the California Gold Rush. Soon, people from across the country began to flock to California in order to strike it rich. Many individuals left their families, sold their homes, and spent their entire life savings all for the chance of finding gold. We refer to this overwhelming desire for riches as “gold fever.” According to Solomon, if someone wants wisdom, they should seek it out like someone with a case of gold fever. Our pursuit of wisdom should be an all-consuming endeavor and a lifelong quEsther We should make it the aim of our lives to find out God’s wisdom. But how do we find God’s wisdom? Proverbs 2:4-6 makes it clear: if you seek after God’s wisdom, you will find it. And where will you find it? Ultimate wisdom comes from having a personal relationship with Jesus through faith, and we learn about who He is through the Word He has given us, the Bible (Proverbs 9:10; 2 Timothy 3:15). If you seek after God’s wisdom by studying God’s Word, you will find it! God gives wisdom to those who seek it in faith (Hebrews 11:6; James 1:5). • Jonathon Fuller • Jesus is the source of true wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:26-31; 2 Timothy 3:14-17). To learn more about what it means to put your faith in Him, check out our “Know Jesus” page. • Jesus—who is fully human and fully God—died and rose again to beat sin and death. As Christians, how do these truths about Jesus affect all areas of our lives? • What areas of your life are you seeking wisdom about? What trusted Christians in your life—such as pastors, counselors, parents, or youth leaders—can show you (1) what God’s Word says specifically about those areas and (2) how the good news of Jesus connects to those areas? For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6 (CSB)


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