Monday, January 19, 2009
Wisdom and the Christian
We learn in the Bible that wisdom is to be sought after with diligence. In contrast we hear worldly wisdom (the Devil's thinking) from many sources. Television programing glorifies sin and mocks righteousness. The daily news hardly sees life through God's eyes. Righteous people are frequently scorned and openly slandered. Immoral people grace the front pages of our magazines. Those who love life are called evil, those who hate life are called "Good". However God offers us another way. He says concerning wisdom "For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death." (Proverbs 35-36). This brings us to the subject of meditating on the Scriptures. King David would wake up at 3:00 AM to delight in the Word of God. He gave the Scriptures priority over sleep. He wrote "Oh, how I love Your Law, it is my meditation all the day." (Psalm 119:97). Note David loved the Law, and he spent his day in meditation on it. As the most powerful king on earth he was a busy man. However the Scriptures were always on his mind. They were his constant companion. How about you, what voices are you listening to, what are you going to choose to meditate on today? Dr. Ken Copley is available for counseling, conferences, and local church meetings.