Occasionally someone reading my musing will accuse me of being wise. This may be a more than slight exaggeration--the fact that I am able to articulate on paper the thoughts that are whirling around in my head does not necessarily mean I am wise. I am, though, a keen observer of all that takes place around me and have been accused in the past of over analyzing. Perhaps, but is that not better than always taking things at face value with no thought for the why's?
What is wisdom? What does it mean to be considered wise? Webster tells us being wise is-
having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
and wisdom is-
the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
It has been my observation that book learning does not equate into being wise or possessing wisdom. These definitions seem to prove that out. I have known some brilliant people who did not seem to possess the sense to come in out of the rain. As a student of life and man, I have gained knowledge by studying and through my experiences and hopefully have the good judgement to use what I have learned to live a better life.
And then there is the source of all wisdom-God. As pointed out in The Book, our wisdom can not hold a candle to the all wise-all knowing-eternal God. One of the students I mentor asked me this week, "When did God appear?" You should have seen the look on his face as I told him, "God has always been here? God was--and all the rest came after." If God was first--then it makes perfect sense He is the possessor of all wisdom and He is all wise. I am thankful our eternally present, unchanging, essence of love Father is also the possessor of all wisdom. Would we worship a God who was any less?
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom
I Corinthians 1:25