In Proverbs wisdom is highly commended. But familiarity too often breeds neglect -- if not contempt. Take a moment to consider with me what the pursuit of wisdom looks like in your life. To set the stage, here are some basics about wisdom:
No one is born wise.
Therefore, the first prerequisite for being wise is to come to saving relationship with Christ.
If one is to be wise, it must come from a diligent and relentless pursuit of wisdom.
Therefore, the pursuit of wisdom is not natural or easy.
Wisdom cannot be learned apart from the fear of God.
Biblical wisdom is unlike anything that can be achieved by human effort.
Your children will be dominated by the ungodly modern world unless they desire wisdom above all else.
When wisdom is pursued as if it were buried treasure, out of a passionate love for Christ, it begins to show itself in the traits listed in the Beatitudes and in the fruit of the Spirit. This, then, is where the focus of your child-rearing should be.
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