Book: Proverbs 14
“A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding.”
Why is it that mockers search for wisdom but never find it? Could it be that they are looking in the wrong place? There is no use shopping for the freshest fruit in a mechanic shop as they do not sell fruit there. There is no use shopping for a new dress out on a fish boat as that is not what you are going to find (unless you are using your iPad and are shopping on line!).
Jesus, the Son of God, lived on this earth for over 30 years. During that time the spiritual leaders who should have been wise and known who He was, sneered, scoffed and mocked Him. These people had God in their presence (Jesus Christ – therefore all wisdom), and yet rejected Him.
Do you remember when Jesus was twelve years old and was in the temple dialoguing with the religious leaders? It says, “All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers” (Luke 2:47). These leaders, in the early years of Jesus’ life on earth, had the opportunity to discover the source of all wisdom and yet a few years later rejected Him.
Seeking wisdom is much more than reading proverbs, although that is a good start. Unless there is a willingness to be obedient to God and His direction (His wisdom), true wisdom will never be found. Being wise is all about acknowledging and acting on the fact that Jesus Christ is your King and you submit to Him. Mockers make themselves their own king and although they may seek wisdom, and may even follow some God given principles, they never find true wisdom. 2 Timothy 3:2-5 says, People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
As you live this day as a Kingdom builder with Jesus Christ as your King may you experience and enjoy much wisdom in your life.