I heard a child say the alphabets today, may be for the first time. It was the most adorable thing. After a while, it made me think of something.
It made me think of my relationship with God. From when I couldn’t read my ABC because I was blind, from when I couldn’t hear His right pronunciation because I was deaf, from when I couldn’t understand these ABCs because I didn’t think I needed to.
I didn’t need to because I was vast in knowledge and wisdom and understanding of the world. I knew everything there is to know…or so I thought because I failed to see that even Solomon worked hard to distinguish wisdom from foolishness and realized that even this was like chasing the wind. For the greater his wisdom, the greater his grief because to increase knowledge only increases sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1:17-18).
After I knew God, I was stripped off of all the knowledge, wisdom and understanding that I had carried around with me for so long. I knew nothing, yet I could see, I could hear, I could perceive much clear than ever before.
While knowledge may make us feel important, it is love that really builds up the church and if anyone thinks he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know but the person who loves God, is known and cared for by God. (1st Corinthians 8:1-3).
Instead, trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding: seek His will in all that you do and He will direct your paths. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom; fear the Lord and shun evil (Proverbs 3: 5-7) for the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.