Would You Rather…
A few weeks back my family and I went on a hike. While we were walking along the path we started the would you rather game. Some of those questions got interesting. One of them was, “would you rather have your thumb hit with a hammer or have a 14 pound bowling ball dropped on your foot from 6 feet?” In the spirit of the would you rather game here’s one for you:
Would you rather be a smart person or a wise person?
For me, hands down I’ll take the wisdom. I was never great in school, my grades were not terrible, but no one was asking me how to do the home work if you know what I mean. For me that’s beauty of wisdom, you don’t have to be smart to be wise. It says in James 1:5
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking
I believe if people would start asking for wisdom instead of going after knowledge our world would be a different place. My prayer is that we can raise up a wise generation! One that they will be able to, by God’s help, lead our nation. Without going too political here, I think it’s important that we begin to seek after wisdom from God, putting our human intellect on the back burner. What make rational sense to us as humans often is opposite of what God wants. If I could be so bold as to say, we as a nation have “thought” ourselves into the predicaments we are in. Do I know who is the right person to elect as President? NOPE! But I’m asking God that he will give me the wisdom to follow him as I cast a vote. This might help someone; there is no chart or statistic for wisdom. God’s wisdom usually breaks the laws of logic. There are so many examples in the bible of God using bazaar circumstances and things that don’t make any human sense to work the plan he designed. Isaiah said it best in the bible, God’s ways are higher than ours. There is nothing wrong with being smart. I really like smart people, I need them. However, in the grand scheme of things if I get to choose, give me wisdom.