Wisdom is Key
Proverbs 4:7–Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding. King James Version.
Soon I will be 50.
With age comes wisdom, they tell me. Am I wise enough to be the possessor of such an age, now that I am a half of a century old? Do wisdom and age truly go hand in hand?
Perhaps they are indeed linked, though I can think of an aged person or two who seems to have missed this benefit of growing old. Maybe it’s not a given, but simply a choice to walk in this timeless rite of passage into the senior years. But if wisdom truly does come with age and the aged choose to live their lives in quiet desperation; what does that say?
I think maybe wisdom is misunderstood. Being wise doesn’t mean you have all the answers to all of life’s questions. Neither does is mean that you never make a mistake or feel threatened or afraid.
It means, you have the patience to think things through and the humble ability to seek help; seek help from others but more importantly, from God. According to Proverbs 9 :10- The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Wisdom, in it’s simplest form, means you not only have the ability to weigh the matter, but you have an unbiased view of the facts; you put pride aside and seek the counsel of those who have gone before you. You boldly admit that you are a fallible human being that can use the help of others; and you choose to walk that path.
If this is the criteria of being wise, then I am ready for the journey.