Of course, this does not apply to our generation nor our world. Right? After all, consider how much we have learned about our genetic makeup and the origins of the earthly life. Consider the mind boggling advances in technology-many of us remember trying to figure out the slide rule! We have walked on the moon, landed on Mars, and are sending probes deep into space. There is no gentle upward curve on our knowledge graph; it is pretty much vertical. Stupid we’re not.
Yet, the words are very apt for today. For the writer of Proverbs, wisdom, knowledge, learning, all go back to God. The fear of the Lord, he wrote, is the beginning of knowledge. (Proverbs 1:7) All those pithy sayings in Proverbs arise from that foundation.
And oh, how simple we are today. How we scoff. God? Bah! Who needs God? And off we go on our mindless pursuit of treasure and all it brings. We amass our worldly assets with nary a thought of others or of God.
How long? What will it take to bring us up short, to discover that true life, true wisdom, lies only in God through God’s Son, Jesus?
Open our eyes, God of Wisdom, to see you, the source of all truth. Amen. — DAB