7/20/07

Pursue Wisdom with Passion

Wisdom doesn’t just happen. We have to search for it.

Thomas Aquinas said, "Of all the pursuits open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy." What was Aquinas saying? We have to pursue wisdom. We have to run hard after it. Aquinas said that that pursuit is a perfect, paramount, profitable, and pleasurable choice. It’s well worth our time because in gaining wisdom, we embrace excellence and growth.

As a young girl, I sat in an old white-board church and listened to the story of King Solomon’s prayer request for understanding and discernment (for wisdom), and I loved God’s gracious response (I Kings 3:9, 12). So I prayed that God would teach me wisdom, too. As I matured, I grew to love and embrace the Bible, especially the book of Proverbs, and I collected other wisdom-insights that lined up with biblical truth and a Christian worldview.

Proverbs 3:13 says, "Blessed is the man (or woman!) who finds wisdom ..." I believe that God honored His Word and blessed my life as I sought His perspective, and He will do that for you!

We all have a choice. We can sit around hoping that wisdom will find us, or we can pursue it with passion. I hope you’ll join me in that pursuit!