Want to Achieve Wisdom? Try Following Jesus

If you look around in today’s society, you will quickly wonder why so many influential people and leaders appear to lack wisdom.

This is true in politics, business and the world of education.

There is a difference between being smart and being wise as anyone can have a lot of knowledge, but lack the wisdom on how to properly use that knowledge.

Proverbs 9:9-10 tells us:

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“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”

(The Mountaineer) – There are occasions when life demands difficult decisions from us. Some are a matter of discerning right from wrong—following after what we know is right even though it may be the more difficult road to travel.

Other times might require answers that are beyond our realm of knowledge.

Decisions that require wisdom aren’t always the easy ones. On those occasions, we tend to repeatedly roll the situation over and over in our minds even though no pearls of wisdom surface.

Here’s the good news. The Word of God tells us how to get our answers. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5…

Proverbs 1:7 states:

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

This describes many of America’s political leaders in Washington DC.

From President Donald Trump down through many members of Congress, they all believe that they are wise, but in fact, they are fools.

They don’t listen to godly wisdom and instructions, rather they listen to the words of other fools and think they are wise when they obviously are not.



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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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