The Neighbors You Desperately Need
Posted: Thursday, February 8
Verse of the day
“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.” (Proverbs 8:12-13 NLT)
Wisdom wasn’t always so wise. Decades ago he was just a wise guy. Good Judgment’s judgement wasn’t always so fine either. When she was young, her judgement was well-meaning at best, but . . . . and this is important . . . Wisdom and Good Judgement committed themselves to Christ. They had a few kids, joined a faith community, and let the Word become their textbook. Knowledge and discernment developed over the years and over the decades, and . . . (this is really good news) . . . they live in your neighborhood. That’s right. Wisdom and Good Judgment live together, and you share a cul-de-sac.
For those of us who are young in body or young in spiritual maturity, it’s easy to miss our access to spiritual wisdom. Wisdom and Good Judgement can literally be a conversation away, and yet we fail to engage. If you are connected to a longstanding faith community, Wisdom and Good Judgment most definitely attend your church. They are your neighbors, and they are waiting for you to walk across the street and introduce yourself. Proverbs teaches us that Wisdom and Good Judgment know where to discover knowledge and discernment. We need to engage. We need to ask. We need to seek out spiritual mentors and submit ourselves to their counsel. If a wealth of spiritual insight is in your neighborhood, it’s time to bake some cookies, walk across the street, and introduce yourself.