- Wise Living
Yesterday my younger sister had her wisdom teeth pulled. So on Sunday I took
the opportunity to ask her some important questions, like: Who was the World
Series MVP in 1952?, What is the meaning of life?, If Jesus were here today,
what version of the Bible would He use?, and What is the square root of the
circumference of the earth?. She was very helpful before her wisdom teeth
were pulled and now that they are gone, it seems that all is lost. However,
it got me thinking about how a wise Christian should live his or her life.
It also reminded me of Psalm 1 which I have been reviewing in my Scripture
memory program. So here are a couple of insights on how to living wisely
from Psalm 1.
The Godly, in order to avoid evil, renounce the companionship of evil doers.
The Godly know well the Latin phrase "Nemo repente fit turpissimus", None
reach the height of vice at once. Open rebellion against God is not something
that takes place overnight, but rather something that festers and builds
up over time. The wise Christian sees the wicked with a sad heart and is
neither led by them nor influenced by them. The Godly avoids doing what evil
doers do and also avoids being where evil doers are.
The Godly are familiar with the Word of God and submit to its guidance. The
Word of God is like a fortification for the Christian. There is an intimate
acquaintance that the Christian keeps with the Word of God even to the point
that the Christian delights in the Law of God.
The Godly are also blessed in keeping the commands of God. It is a wise thing
to seek the blessing of God. God has all things under His control, it is
pure wisdom to seek to be blessed by God. From where else could real blessings
flow? Walking upright with God, the wise Christian knows, is not only the
way to happiness, but it is indeed, happiness itself. It is expected from
those who enjoy the blessings of the grace of God that in the temper of their
minds and the tenor of their lives they live according to the intentions
of that grace. And plainly put, that is in living a life of holiness, living
according to God's commands and standards.
True wisdom consists in being wise according to the law of God. --John Calvin
No man is really wise unless he lives in the will and for the glory of God.
The next best thing to being wise is to live in a circle of those who are.
--C. S. Lewis
Wisdom outweighs any wealth. --Sophocles
The wisest person in the world is the person who knows the most about God.
-- A. W. Tozer
Have a Blessed New Year,