Friday, July 13, 2018
As soon as this fellow got to work one morning, one of his co-workers remarked “Boy, that is a very strange pair of shoes! One is brown and the other is black.” He replied. “I know! The strange thing is that I’ve got another pair at home just like it.” Excuse, the corny start but when I heard the joke it reminded of something we can all relate to. Not you, of course, but if we are honest, many of us will confess that before we came to Christ, we were seriously lacking intelligence, knowledge, and even common sense. If you are like me, you can now laugh and the silly antics we once pulled off and marvel that we are still alive today. In the case of the man in the corny joke, it is obvious he wasn’t very bright.
But there is a remedy for those who are lacking in this area’ David wrote: “O how I love your law! it is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me.” (Ps. 119:97-98) Maybe I’m wrong because I’m no expert on the matter, but I sincerely believe that what makes a person smart or dumb lies in the amount of information his or her brain can process and retain. I realize things are very different today than they once were, but all through my 12 years in public school, I don’t recall ever doing any homework away from school. I suppose some of my classmates thought I was smart but God just blessed me with a good memory which enabled me to maintain very good grades.
It will do us all well to seek more of God’s Word for our lives and to ask Him for the ability to process and retain it. The more we know it, the more people around us will think we are wise or knowledgeable. If we seek the Lord in this way, before long we will have a PHD. (a Positively Higher Discernment)
God’s word for today: (Psalm 19:7) “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.”