As I was thinking about the Lectionary texts for this Sunday, wisdom kept coming to the forefront of my mind and attention.
Wisdom is one of those things that we all want. Interestingly, it is also one of the few words that hasn’t been debased by popular use—with the possible exception of the use in the title of this post, “wise guy”—to the point of being functionally useless.* We want to be wise, we want our leaders to be wise, we want the people in our circles to make wise decisions. But how? How do we become wise?
The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom in both the Old and the New Testaments. This Sunday we looked primarily at the New Testament letter written by James to see how we can become wise. Give them a listen and let me know if you think I’m on to something or missed it completely.
Knox Presbyterian More wisdom
St. Mark’s Presbyterian More wisdom
* for example, try and use “awesome” to describe some that inspired actual “awe” in you and see how much additional explanation you need to make.
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