Day 4 – Proverbs 4
“Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
There are many people who know a lot but understand very little. When we were growing up we learnt the words to songs that we had no idea what they meant. It’s quite embarrassing thinking about singing these songs in front of my parents, aunts and uncles back then because I was ignorant to what the words actually meant. Alalalalalong…. Mmmm.. Ya.. Lol!!! I knew all the words and they understood all the words.
As adults and so called intelligent people, we claim to be very knowledgeable but truly lack understanding. We argue about things we really don’t have any idea about.
There are people who “know” the bible and those who “understand” the bible. Some of the most critical people about Christianity are the people who know a lot but understand very little.
In all your getting, get understanding. Its good to get a lot of information but make sure that you dont just get and get but that you actually GET and UNDERSTAND. When you learn the words to a song, please understand what the words mean before you boldly sing it out loud.
Heavenly Father, thank you that Wisdom is the principal thing, and in all our getting, help us to get understanding. Keep us from being ignorant and thinking we know something when in actual fact, we really don’t. Help us to take the knowledge we have of you and get understanding. And Lord, please do correct us when we like songs but don’t understand what they mean..
In Jesus name..