February 20, 2012

Humble Wisdom

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 20, 2012

“Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil”. Proverbs 3:7

Humble wisdom does not hint at a holier-than-thou attitude. On the contrary it is contrite before Christ and modest before men. Humble wisdom is very grateful to God for His blessing of insight and understanding into eternal matters. Wisdom is not a badge of superiority to be worn with pride, but a blanket of security that humbles the heart.

Wisdom without humility becomes conceited, and is accompanied by a condescending attitude. It is ugly as it disfigures the soul. It is like star athletes, so full of themselves they fail to reach their potential for lack of team support. However, humble wisdom says I am a fellow learner of the Lord’s ways, and I am a work in progress just like you. It is to a heart of humility that God entrusts His wisdom, so stay desperate for divine direction.

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” James 3:13

The more wisdom increases in your heart and mind, the more pride needs to decrease in your persona. It is the fear of the Lord that keeps you from thinking you can be anything special outside of your Savior Jesus. The fear of God does not forget that wisdom comes from above. Yes, your experience enhances wisdom, and your pain can produce wisdom, but ultimately wisdom resides with God and His Word.

This is why in humility you hunker down and pray, “Heavenly Father I bow in awe before you, and I ask you for insight and direction; you are the author of all wisdom”. It is submission to Christ and His commands that squeezes out selfish worldly wisdom, and replaces it with the humble wisdom of heaven. Therefore, request wisdom for His glory, and never cease to learn from those who the Lord sends into your life.

“Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits” (Romans 12:16, Amplified Bible).

Who can I learn from today, to become wiser in humility of mind and heart?

Related Readings: I Kings 3:4-15; Isaiah 5:21; Romans 11:20-25; Revelation 14:7

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Comments

  1. “Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humiliy, for – God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble -.

  2. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5-7 (the preceding comment and this one go together).

  3. Mike N Carmen Dawson via Facebook says:

    Really good!

  4. surfercajun says:

    Ask this question:

    Is it a man-made theory or God derived direction.

    pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks…
    yes, even when bad things happen as well. It does make a difference.

  5. Enaya Dlamini says:

    very few that are born humble, it is a responsibility for everyone to seek and learn to be humble. once you are humble you have just made a platform for God to poor wisdom. you cannot utilize wisdom without humbleness.
    humbleness is a key to wisdom and knowledge. when you have wisdom-you have the earth

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Enaya,
      Thank you for reaching out to us with your discerning comments regarding humility and wisdom. We are grateful for you sharing your thoughts on humility and I believe you are so right when you stated “Once you are humble, you have just made a platform for God to pour wisdom”.
      When Boyd wrote “It is a heart of humility that God entrusts His wisdom, so stay desperate for diving direction”, I believe he was reminding us of the important relationship between humility and wisdom that you were sharing with us, as well.
      Enaya, we are so thankful that you are a part of the Wisdom Hunter’s family and we look forward to hearing from you again.
      In this season of celebrating the Lord’s birth, we wish you a Merry Christmas.
      Blessings to you and yours.
      Gwynne

      “But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ, the Lord.”
      Luke 2:10-11

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