Book: Proverbs 1
“How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded?”
Do you realize that God desires and has provided the way for each one of us to be wise and not simpleminded? Yes, our Creator desires that each one of us will make good and wise decisions. He wants the very best for each child, teen and adult and has provided all that is needed. But the choice is ours.
From God’s perspective being a simpleton is when we rely on ourselves, our thinking, our planning, our experience without including Him. Since He knows all things, from the beginning to the end, from the inside out, and He perfectly created all things, His perspective is perfect. He invites each person to have a personal relationship with Him where they accept, obey and enjoy all that He offers so that they will be wise.
Moving from being simpleminded to wise is not something any of us can do by learning more on our own. It is not like a riddle that once you figure it out you are smart. Nor does it depend on us attending the most elite higher education institution and being at the top of the class. Being extremely rich or powerful does not make one any wiser. In fact, some of the poorest people are the wisest because of their relationship with God. Luke 21:3-4 brings this out, “’I tell you the truth,’ Jesus said, ‘this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.’” Jesus makes it clear that this woman is wiser because she understood that all she had was God’s. She was fully dedicated to Him and it did not matter if she was poor financially, as she was rich in wisdom and her relationship with God.
God the Father has sent the Holy Spirit to guide, comfort and teach us so that we will be wise. John 14:26 says,“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative–that is, the Holy Spirit–he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” What great news that we don’t have to do it all on our own. He helps us be wise!
Take time to commit this day to the Lord relying on His wisdom instead of your own.