The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. Psalms 111:10
Today I am going out for a swim in the lake and a run. This is my last easy run before marathon training officially begins, AGAIN. 🙂 A friend is training for a sprint triathlon and I plan on doing one after the marathon. So, a little swim won’t hurt.
I say all this to refer to the above scripture…
The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom…
We all seek wisdom. But where do we seek it? With God or the world?
Last year, I signed up for my first sprint triathlon. I was scared to death of the swim. I had the biking and running down pat. Now don’t get me wrong…I can swim well…but the idea of swimming with all those people, that is what gets me. My fear was real. It was a healthy fear because it was new and unknown. So, what did I do? Find people who have been there, who have experienced it, who know and have wisdom-the experts! It was still a little unnerving, but it helped!
What would have happened if I had gone to those who didn’t know, who just thought they knew? I would have been in for a real surprise and the day of the race would have been very scary!
So, I go back to the question…where do we seek wisdom?
God, the expert, the creator, the ruler, the Lord or the world?
13 “With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding” Job 12:13
With all we do, we need to go to Him for guidance. He will supply the wisdom and might for the task at hand….the task He gives us! His counsel and understanding are here for us! We just have to take the first step and ask.
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10
So, where do we go for wisdom?
I praise Him for loving me! Saved by grace! Running and swimming blessed!