Wisdom or education?

Which is more valuable to you and to those around you? I’ve heard of people who have PhD’s who are working at McDonald’s, so how much is their education helping flip the burgers or fix salads or serve up french fries? I know the problem. Some people with those heavy duty letters behind their name either can’t find a job in their field or they were downsized out of a job. So they had to take a job that would kinda pay some bills. I have a BS degree in Medical Technology but I’m disabled and can’t work in my field. So how much good does all of this education do for our communities or the country?

Not very much good at all.

Wisdom can be learned from the trials that we go through because of our education. Wisdom can also be learned by reading God’s Word, the Bible. Because the wisdom contained in it is wisdom which isn’t bought or purchased from an education system. The wisdom that comes from God’s Word comes straight from the Source of all Life. You might ask “What if I don’t believe in God?” Well, the wisdom contained in the Bible, specifically Psalms and Proverbs, is wisdom which can be used for business and the home as well. The Bible is a book which covers many areas of life experience, so reading it and seeking God’s wisdom can help you in many areas of life.

There is a misconception that the Bible is only for “holy rollers” and church people but it really isn’t. It is the history of God’s chosen people, the Jews, but it is also about human nature and how we tend toward self-destructive behavior in our spiritual life as well as our life in general. We see this kind of behavior in everyday life. On the news, in our own family, in our friends lives, in celebrity’s lives, in politics, you name it, the behavior to destroy our lives is not limited to spiritual people or to those who choose not to believe.

“So how can learning from God’s wisdom help me?” There are many answers to that question. One is it can draw you closer to your Creator and He will draw closer to you. Even closer than He already is! God did not create this world and the human race and then run to some far-flung corner of the universe to retire. He is involved in our world every day. He sees the horrible things that we do to each other. He knows the pain that we feel when someone close to us dies. He cares about you far more than you can imagine.

The Bible speaks about the time that we are living in right now. People will be lovers of themselves and lovers of money. They won’t care about others or the church but will be working to get rid of the church. Why? Because the Truth which is found in the Bible cannot be destroyed or turned away from once you know what it says. The world around us has been on a downward spiral for years but we are coming to the end of what is called “the church age”. It began when Jesus ascended to heaven and it will end when He returns for His bride, the church. When will this happen? God is the only one that knows that answer. It could be tonight or tomorrow or next week or next month but it is going to happen.

If you are not a believer in Jesus for your salvation prior to that day, if you haven’t given your heart to Him and asked Him to forgive you of your sins then you will be left on Earth when that day comes. You will go through the Tribulation described in the book of Revelation and it will essentially be “hell on Earth” during those seven years. There will be death from diseases and wars and demons. You will be forced to take a mark in your hand or your forehead in order to buy or sell anything. If you have become a Christian but you take that mark, God will wipe your name from the Book of Life and you will forfeit your salvation. If you don’t take the mark, they will hunt you down and kill you but if you are a Christian you will just step from this life into eternity with Jesus!

The Bible is a book of history and changes and it is His story as well. Because Jesus is foretold in every book of the Bible. He is the Seed of the woman in Genesis and He is the Alpha and Omega in Revelation as well as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace. There are so many names for Jesus in the Bible but the one name that I love the most is “My Savior and my Lord!” Seek Him in the Scriptures, ask Him into your heart and your life and you will never be the same again because when He comes into your heart you are a new creation in Christ!

One thought on “Wisdom or education?

  1. Tffacy, I want that share with you a lesson I learned during the coroavirus about education and intellifence.
    Before the pandemic closed our schools down, I was a huge perfectionist. I have always wanted to do my best in school, and get good grades. I would spend hours a day working on homework, living under the pressure of a strict grading system that demanded a high standard of perfection. One zero on the gradebook, and it would be a full blown meltdown. One F on a single assignment, and then panic seeped in. But, as the pandemic continued to grip the nation, my mother noticed that I started to get more calm and relaxed whenever I was doing my schoolwork. At first, she thought that it was due to the unforeseen circumstances that have been created through our ability to adjust to a “new normal”. But, in reality, it was a sign of maturity. In a period where it was tempting to wrestle with a research paper in Mr. Minkus’s world history class, I was being observant of the grimming reality of wickedness that was so evident at the time. I was observing the things that no human could see within the eyes in our head. The realm of the world, and the realm of the Spirit. I would tune into the news, and I would frequently see a common pattern that was unfolding in this nation. If you don’t know what I mean, I am referring to the reality of stupidity. Being an idiot is a contagious disease that has killed so many families. Discouraging others from getting vaccinated. Forgoing the use of masks to expose others to this plague. Many of those who died could have been here today if we were not so ignorant of reality! We love to listen to conspiracy theories and crafty lies because it sounds so appealing to our ears. It feeds our flesh. Oh, that filthy flesh! Tracy, the truth is that grades are only a man made system, and it does not determine how much wisdom we gain. There is a major difference between intelligence and ignorance! You could have a PhD, and be so blinded by foolishness! Think about it! Think about the many smart Christians out there who continue to be blinded by Satan’s smooth words of deception! Think about the church leaders who have prestigious titles, and carry a large audience that have told their congregations to gather inside of a building to pray, yet forsake the commandment to love and protect our neighbors! Think about how many families were destroyed by the deception that continues to poison the very center of our churches and our democracy! Knowledge does NOT equate to wisdom, as ignorance does NOT equate to idiocy, though they are related. In other words, we can’t rely on our own intelligence and our own knowledge to receive wisdom. We must rely on God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to obtain wisdom THROUGH our knowledge. We must rely on the people that God has sent to lead us out of danger. We cannot gain knowledge through a rigid system that demands perfection and a spirit of competition. I am not saying that we should not be diligent in our academic endeavors, but rather we should not solely rely on a worldly system to measure what we know.

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