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God calls us to be people who pray, serve with our gifts, and live wisely.

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The proverbs of Solomon, King David’s son, from Israel: Their purpose is to teach wisdom and discipline, to help one understand wise sayings. They provide insightful instruction, which is righteous, just, and full of integrity. They make the naive mature, the young knowledgeable and discreet. The wise hear them and grow in wisdom; those with understanding gain guidance. They help one understand proverbs and difficult sayings, the words of the wise, and their puzzles.

Proverbs 1:1-6

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Information is at our fingertips, only an app, newsfeed, or internet search away. It bombards us constantly — sometimes taking in information is like trying to drink from a firehose!

Wisdom, however, is more elusive. Wisdom is more than just knowing things. Wisdom helps us navigate this world with good choices. It helps us see the world through God’s eyes and way of life, not just through our own understanding. God can use the words of Scripture to bring us wisdom, to help us see the world as it truly is. God’s gift of wisdom helps us mature, gives us guidance, and develops us into people who value the things God values. Wisdom leads to discipline in what we say and do, to richness in our relationships with the people around us. Wisdom develops and deepens over time.

In a world full of information, how can you seek the better gift of wisdom?

Chris Cash

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God of wisdom, teach me how to live wisely. Give me the insight, discipline, and courage to make wise choices. Help me pursue true wisdom in a world overflowing with information. Amen.

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May you go to live a life of wisdom, prayer, and service to others.

Chris Cash

Chris Cash serves as pastor of Oxford Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgetown, KY. He is a graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and lives in Georgetown with his wife, Erin, and daughter, Ella. He enjoys reading, running, superheroes, and baseball — especially the (finally!) World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.

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