Wisdom is defined as: “The power of true and right discernment.”
And we need it.
Somewhere along the line, man decided that education could be his saviour. But experience has taught us that full heads and empty hearts bring tragic results. We need more than an accumulation of facts to solve our problems.
We can build luxurious homes that are beyond the wildest dreams of our forefathers. But more homes are coming apart than ever before.
We have produced an army of experts on the causes of crime. The crime rate soars in spite of our know-how.
Knowledge of the atom, hoped to solve the energy needs of the world and be the miracle fuel of the latter part of the century, this idea has been disappointing. The chief use of this mind-boggling breakthrough continues to be the continual buildup of armaments and a steady march toward Armageddon.
Man’s wheel-spinning predicament in the last days, in spite of his great knowledge, is foretold in this one descriptive statement in Paul’s revelation concerning the end time: “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (II Timothy 3:7).
But what is the reason for this contradiction? A lack of wisdom.
And where is that available? From the Lord: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).