Seeking Wisdom

One of my major guidelines in my goal setting each year is to set a goal to learn something new, and also to do something I have never done before. Those are part of the discipline of life of seeking Wisdom like gold, silver, and precious treasure which the book of Proverbs says will guarantee that I find it. As people we have the capacity to grow in wisdom. God created and designed all of creation by the wisdom that He has, and we are created in His image. Most people get to a level of adequacy in wisdom and then stop seeking more, they become a non-learner. They manage fine and the effort and discipline that it takes to learn more doesn’t appear to them to be worth the effort. When a person plateaus in wisdom growth they will stay there for awhile and then they will go backwards. There comes a point in the life of a person who has plateaued and then regressed when they are no longer capable of growing and becoming more and more wise, they are stuck. Proverbs 1:20-32 wisdom is speaking and says, “Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings: How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge? you neglected all my counsel, I will also laugh at your calamity; When distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, Because they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the Lord. They would not accept my counsel, So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, And be satiated with their own devices. For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them.

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