Wednesday, March 12, 2008

the goal of wisdom

I had a class in college (the name and topic of it escape me) but the professor used to go on about Solomon's wisdom. Something in that setting built a deep desire for wisdom in me. This sounds good, however I know now that wisdom is not the goal, only a tool. Until recently, I was looking at possessing wisdom as the big accomplishment. I had a fantasy that if I possessed wisdom, life would no longer pose so many challenges. How silly. I believe I possess much more wisdom now than I did a year, 2 years, 5 years ago and, like everything else, as it increases so does my realization of how much more I need. Yes, I have more wisdom now, but God has promoted me to levels where I need much more.

How do reconcile all of this? Well, pride goes out the window . . . again. Having a measure of wisdom, no matter how large, is a tool in my hand to do the work God has called me to do. It all comes from Him and it's all for His purpose. In the end my role is that of a humble servant. Lord, please help me to be a humble servant of yours in word and deed.

1 comment:

Charity said...

I agree with the whole "the more wisdom you get, the more you realize how much more you need." I think that principle applies to a lot of spiritual things. I'm specifically thinking of humility.