Wise, Knowledgeable and Ignorant

There are wise, knowledgeable, intelligent, brilliant, but ignorant people in this world of ours. There are also people who know only enough to get by. However, many of these people are far wiser than most who are well educated and successful. They have understanding of the purpose of life. To lack this basic understanding is to leave one’s mind bereft of what matters most. Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? Only God  can enable us to understand the answers to these questions! God offers knowledge, wisdom and understanding that most are not interested in. Paul was inspired to point this out in Romans 1:28. He wrote: “And even as they did not like to retain God in (their) knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” “They did not like to retain God in (their) knowledge….” The majority of human beings know little or nothing of God’s Truth and, for the most part, are really not interested in knowing it. This is a consequence of being born with a sinful nature. Their lives may be great in their own eyes or in the eyes of those who observe them. Nevertheless, the wisdom and knowledge of this world is worthless when we die. The wisdom and knowledge that counts for eternity is spoken of in Proverbs 1:7. Consider carefully:The fear of the LORD (is) the beginning of knowledge….” When Jesus is received as Savior and Lord, God the Holy Spirit uses the Bible to impart eternal knowledge and wisdom and to prepare us for Heaven. This is the only wisdom and knowledge that can do that! Give serious thought to these wise truths in John Burton’s, “Holy Bible, Book Divine.” This is what he wrote: “Holy Bible, Book divine, precious treasure, thou art mine: mine to tell me whence I came; mine to teach me what I am. Mine to chide me when I rove, mine to show a Savior’s love; mine thou art to guide and guard; mine to punish or reward. Mine to comfort in distress, suffering in this wilderness; mine to show by living faith, we can triumph over death. Mine to tell of joys to come, and the rebel sinner’s doom:  O thou holy book divine, precious treasure thou art mine.” Selah! Lack of the wisdom and knowledge of God leaves a gaping hole that nothing on earth can fill.     Ron

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