Book: Proverbs 17
“Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the end of the earth.”
I have observed a particular dog on our street that when he is taken for a walk and a car comes by the owner calls him. He immediately comes, sits down in front of his master and intently looks at her. Even when there are other distractions, he does not lose eye contact with her. Why, because he has been trained that he will benefit from doing this. Once the car is gone, she puts her hand in her pocket and pulls out a treat for him. He does not want to miss getting that treat. Nothing else is more important.
Kingdom building people know that what the King says is true and worth obeying. Therefore they are keenly intent on His Word. They do not want to miss out on what He has for them. Their priority is His perfect wisdom. When they need guidance, they seek His wisdom knowing that He will provide what they need.
There are some that would say that a more balanced approach would be to look at all the religions of the world and take the best out of all of them. This thinking is equivalent to looking for wisdom everywhere else. It does not lead to true wisdom.
In the TV show, I Love Lucy, there is a scene when she is looking for something she lost. Her husband Ricky comes in, sees her on her knees in the living room and asks her what she is doing. She replies she is looking for what she lost. He asked her where she had it last and she replies in the bedroom. He then asks why are you looking in the living room if she lost it in the bedroom. Her answer is classic, “Because the light is better in the living room”.
Continue to keep your eyes glued to God’s wisdom and don’t waste your time looking in other places; that will only lead you a stray.