When it comes to seeking true wisdom, we have three valid options.
First, we can open the Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse our hearts and help us to hear what God has to say to us.
Second, we can give priority to the words and deeds of Jesus Christ, again asking the Holy Spirit to apply the Gospels to our hearts and lives.
Third, we can talk with godly individuals who we know have feared the Lord for many years, know God’s Word very well, live exemplary lives, listen to our questions and concerns, and then look to God to give them the words to speak to us.
Such individuals hear the whole story, weigh what is said, ask lots of good questions, consider the whole counsel of God in this book, and then apply biblical principles to life.
Furthermore, such individuals aren’t quick to answer, aren’t 100% certain they know all the answers, aren’t quick to offer pat answers, and are willing to join us for the journey.
Do you have one or more such individuals in your life right now? If so, who are they? What name or names come to mind?
Personally, the names that come to mind include
Why can I count on these individuals? Because when it comes to interacting with me, they’re not double minded. It’s not, “Hey, David, great to see you!” one week and “Oh, no, not David again” the next week. And the same is true of my heart’s responses to them.