September 4

Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:18; 2 Corinthians 7:8-16; Psalm 48:1-14; Proverbs 22:17-19

Solomon had the honor of being the wisest man on earth. But, when you read his wisdom, you find the words of a man who lacks wisdom. What happened to Solomon that caused him to have a skewed view of the world? 

Solomon lost sight of real wisdom. You see, there are two types of wisdom: wisdom from humans and wisdom from God. Human wisdom is nothing more than our logical way to make sense of a broken world. Wisdom from God only comes from seeking God and allowing the mind of God to show us a more excellent way through life’s situations. God granted Solomon divine wisdom but because of his rebellion, he turned from it and sought human wisdom and it led him to utter despair!

Our natural minds cannot make sense of this fallen world. Only God can. Seeking God will help us see something that human wisdom cannot process. Solomon missed this because he turned away from God. Because we all face life’s challenges, we must be careful not to allow people’s ways of seeing things trump God’s wisdom. Look deeper, pray harder so that God’s wisdom shows up in your situation and then you will know the God-given path out of whatever you are in. This is real wisdom which comes from above!

Tomorrow’s Reading:  Ecclesiastes 10:1-12:14; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; Psalm 49:1-20; Proverbs 22:20-21

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