Wisdom & Understanding: Walking The Talk
- Category: Religion
- Created: Monday, 27 May 2013 22:50
- Published: Tuesday, 28 May 2013 00:13
- Written by Pastor Joe Flores
-Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.
Wisdom has many interesting colloquial definitions but for the truly practical thinker, the plain speak person who isn't impressed with tactile verbiage, I am defining wisdom in the most plain but etymologically correct language possible. The Hebrew word for wisdom used here is “chakmah”.
I have created a contextual definition for wisdom based upon the context that “chakmah” is used in Proverbs 14:33. Wisdom is the best practices, proactive, directive knowledge that produces the most advantageous results in all manner of life and leadership. Proverbs says that this level of proactive direct knowledge settles in the heart of a man of understanding.
Understanding is a significant element of wisdom. Understanding is the ability to imagine another situation with a sensitive comprehension of what another person may be feeling, thinking or going through. Proverbs 14:33 declares that wisdom rests in the heart of the person who considers others' heartache, circumstance and pain. In a world where narcissism is rampant and self-interests conquer humility in the average heart, the need for compassionate wisdom among God’s people has never been greater.
Advice is everywhere. There is no shortage of people telling other people what to do. Life coaching is the new code word for instructing, directing and leading people nowadays. Unfortunately, much of this coaching is poisonous and deadly. Some of it is good but too incomplete for public consumption. What we need now is more examples not more instructions. The instructions were given to us long ago.
This is where we who know the Lord and truly seek to do his will must step up our game. We must be prepared in prayer to address the needs of people by the Holy Spirit. Our words must not fall to the ground, empty of meaning but rather they must be full of life and power. They must cause encouragement and bring about healing to the souls of men in need and hungry for answers and direction.
As people who love the Lord we must activate the power of the Holy Spirit to help be the guiding lights of wisdom in a dark city, crowded with fools. We must be active participants in our own salvation. We've been given the gifts. We only need to use them.
It is my prayer that you will represent for the Kingdom of God with compassionate wisdom today.
Pastor Joe Flores
Founding & Senior Pastor: Perfecting Saints Church
Jer.1:12b "...I will hasten my word to perform it."
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