Good morning and HAPPY SATURDAY!
I love the book of Proverbs.
You may already know this, but it’s often referred to as the “Book of Wisdom.”
It’s one of the first books of the Bible that I studied intensely.
If my memory serves me correctly, I believe I was in my early teens when one of my church’s youth leaders pointed out that there were 31 chapter in this particular book and suggested we study one book on each day of the month.
So, I did.
It’s something that I often repeat and I’d encourage you to give it a try if you’ve never done so.
This particular verse hits on something that has been on my heart all week. In my opinion, one of the key signs of TRUE wisdom is knowing and openly acknowledging that you don’t know it all.
I was also thinking about that saying, “Perception is reality.”
Sometimes the saying is true. Other times, wisdom will allow one to take a broader view and understand that our individual perception is limited.
If we take this introspection further, wisdom will allow us to understand that our perception can also be flawed and in need of change.
Just because we perceive a thing does not mean that our perceived thought/opinion is true or fully accurate.
In both of these cases this is where the advice of others becomes ESSENTIAL.
More often than not, it is extremely important to seek advice from those who display/embody the wisdom you are seeking– be it marital, financial, career, emotional, etc.
We must be wise enough to know when we need to receive advice, but we should also use wisdom in who we turn to for said advice. 💖
Fools are headstrong and do what they like; wise people take advice.
Proverbs 12:15 MSG