Proverbs 12:1 – “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.”
Being wise is not just about scoring good grades or getting placed in a great job. Wisdom is measured by how well we handle our day to day lives as children of God. While education does open doors for us, it’s often our aptitude and God’s grace that gets us through them.
If we want to be successful and fulfil our purpose in life, we must seek God first – the author of wisdom. The Bible is a treasure trove of instruction and counsel for those who are ready to gain knowledge. But how much time do we spend gleaning wisdom from the Word of God?
We live in a world that is saturated with too much information through TV networks, social media, and even our smartphones. We must be wise to glean the right kind of knowledge, and rely on God for discernment. Let’s spend more time seeking the kind of wisdom mentioned in James 3:17 – “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”