Proverbs tells us: “Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!”
Proverbs 9:9 “Teach the wise, and they will become wiser. Instruct those who live right, and they will gain more knowledge.”
What’s the key to acquiring wisdom? Humility. If I don’t perceive that I need wisdom, or that I lack wisdom, I won’t seek it. And when someone genuinely wants to impart wisdom to me I will perhaps take it as an afront.
“Why are you criticizing me, I know what I am doing!” Pride/Ego will prevent me from learning and growing wiser. I’ve been around for a while now, and I learned 30 years ago the value of continuing to acquire wisdom. Just today, I a situation occurred that I have to respond to, and due to the nature of the issue, I wanted a trusted objective viewpoint into what I received before I respond. I don’t want “my own” response, I want the healthiest response, not from ego, but from humility.
I want to be genuine, effective, direct, concise, true, and above all wise in my handling of this and any situation, so that, basically, God’s will has opportunity to be done in any and all situations. Romans 12:16 says, “don’t be “wise” in your own opinion.” And again in Proverbs we are told that there is safety in a multitude of counselors.
Be accountable, be wise, be safe, be True.