“get wisdom” (prv 4:5)
“Do you still not understand?” —Mark 8:21
When I heard today’s Gospel ending with the above question, I had to respond, “No, Lord, I still do not understand.” Often we are lost in the flood of misunderstanding. Therefore, the Lord recommends that we rely not on our own understanding (Prv 3:5-6). God reminds us rather to rely daily on His mercy and His providence. This is life in the Holy Spirit, to follow the Spirit’s lead (Gal 5:25). We may not know the future, but we know Who holds the future.
We may not know everything, but we do know something, even if it’s just a little. We can know the Lord. We can at least understand that worldly knowledge inflates, but love upbuilds (1 Cor 8:1). We can know that we are to become like little children in the sight of God (Mt 19:13), relying on Him even if we do not fully understand.
Let us spend a lifetime diligently seeking wisdom (Prv 2:4) and understanding. But even more diligently, let us seek the Lord (Is 55:6), for Jesus is our Wisdom (1 Cor 1:30).
Prayer: Father, open my heart to receive the spiritual gifts of knowledge, wisdom and understanding (Is 11:2).
Promise: “The Lord is enthroned as King forever.” —Ps 29:10
Praise: For over twenty years Thomas has prayed and studied the Scriptures.
Reference: (This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.) (For a related teaching on Spiritual Blindness, order, listen to, or download our CD 65-1 or DVD 65 on our website.)
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