‘Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ Proverbs 4:7 NIV
Words of wisdom from the ancient writer Aristophanes: ‘Ignorance can be educated… but stupid lasts forever.’ So what’s it to be?
Thomas Edison failed over 1000 times on the way to inventing the electric light and his eventual success didn’t come from luck—it came from preparation and not giving up.
We’re all guilty of undervaluing knowledge. When did you last read an instruction manual? But then we’re surprised when a mate shows us a really good feature we didn’t know about. We rush about, reluctant to spend the time and effort to find out what we really need to know. Our desire to ‘buy stuff’ drives us to get a job. But failure to knuckle down and invest in study today can short-change us later in life. Golf champion Jack Nicklaus said, ‘Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them. Band-Aid remedies never last.’ You may be fortunate enough to get promoted beyond your level of competence. But if your knowledge doesn’t keep up, you’re doomed to fail. Here are some Scriptural words to live by: ‘Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honour in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.’ (Proverbs 3:15–18 NLT)
SoulFood: 2 Chr 22–24, Mark 7:1–13, Ps 119:129–136, Prov 22:8–10
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2017