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Jan. 19 Devotion: Your Wisdom Comes From Where?

Your Wisdom Comes From Where?

Genesis 3:6

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Learn from your mistakes.” That is a big reason we try to steer our children certain directions the older they get. We’ve been where they are and have learned a few things. We are trying to keep them from making the same mistakes we did, or even just trying to implore what we have learned on them so they themselves can make more educated decisions. We all have gained some type of wisdom from a variety of life experiences.

What about other forms of wisdom in our lives? Where does that wisdom come from? As our pastor read from this text on Sunday something really stood out for me. It mentions that Eve saw that the tree was to be desired to make one wise. There is nothing wrong with wanting to become wiser. However, where we seek that wisdom from can be dangerous. We’ve reached a point in society that there is so much information at our fingertips. That don’t mean all that information is good though. We have to be careful on what we are reading and listening to. That’s why it’s important to stay in the Word so we can discern what’s good and what needs to be thrown out. It’s important to discern from the beginning! Allowing yourself to start down a road that’s not Biblically sound can lead you down a path that can get you into trouble. When we aren’t grounded listening to falsehoods can cause us to begin to question things that we believe. We can begin to look at things differently and question our faith. Before picking up that book or turning on that preaching I’d make sure you at least have a basic idea of the beliefs of who might be doing the writing or preaching. Is this a person pointing you towards Christ and growing in Christ or is this someone trying to sell you their points of view?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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