If our great ancestors were to come back to life and witness the achievement of modern man over the last one hundred twenty years, they would remain speechless. With supersonic means of travel, we can cover great distances that would have taken them months to cover in their own time. The telephone, television, mobile phones with video facilities which makes into a global village, that help us to instantly see any events taking place anywhere in the world. Not to speak of other modern technologies that have made great leaps in the life of the modern man.
Yet for all his achievements modern man is convinced that his knowledge will always be limited. We cannot even exactly explain how a tiny seed turn into a mighty tree. The more knowledge we acquire it becomes clearer to us that there will be endless secrets yet to be discovered.
The first reading taken from the Book of Wisdom is a beautiful prayer of King Solomon who realizes this fact. He realizes that nothings is hidden from God, rather the creator God is in possession of all these secrets and truths. The King Solomon asks the creator to give him wisdom to rule with holiness and righteousness and to judge people wisely. He begs God to send her (wisdom) forth from your holy heavens and from your glorious throne that she (wisdom) may be with him and work with him that he may know what is pleasing to God. Solomon realizes that man is mortal, short lived, timid, and unsure are our plans.
To make the right choices requires ‘wisdom,’ the light that comes from God, because the reading says that following one’s impulses and insights, man does not get to find out what is good. He is not able to know the will of the Lord because his reasonings are uncertain. He is too conditioned by the corruptible body that weighs down the mind. The things of the earth are already hard to understand; how will man discover God's thoughts? (vv. 13-16)
The book of Proverb 9:10 says ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’. Reading the Word brings the knowledge of God, and meditating upon that knowledge brings wisdom as we allow the Holy Spirit to bring revelation and show us how to apply it in our lives. Walking in wisdom is seeing things from God’s perspective and obeying Him. It leads to abundant life. God’s Word promises that wisdom brings us joy, health, long life, promotion, peace, honor, and riches.
Are you walking on Godly wisdom? We need God’s wisdom to navigate the days in which we live, i.e., complicated relationships, how to handle our money, how to face adversity with faith, where to go and what to do, etc. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15 – 17). God’s mind is Infinite, so we finite creatures, His children, must constantly, and deliberately, pray for Heavenly wisdom.