How Smart Are Ya?

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Proverbs 9:10

What was your GPA in high school? How did you do on your ACT, SAT, or ASFAB test? How smart are ya? I remember back when I was in high school my GPA was something like 3.2 or 3.3. And I thought I was pretty smart, or at least above average. However, the wind was taken out of my sales when, my senior year, I came across a list of our class ranking and found that I was 40th out of a class of 66. Wow. I wasn’t as smart as I thought, in fact, I was below average.

Many people believe that wisdom or knowledge can be tested. And that if you do well on getting a high GPA in high school or do well on those tests that I mentioned before you must be pretty smart, pretty wise. However, God sets a different standard in the Holy Scriptures. In Proverbs chapter 9 verse 10 it says this

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. (Proverbs 9:10)

That tells us that true wisdom is found in knowing Him. In fearing Him. And that doesn’t mean being afraid of God and his punishment for your sin, but in respecting him, honoring him, worshiping him. This can truly only be done through faith. God has blessed us with the gift of faith. Knowing who he is, the triune God, of the Bible, especially what he has done for us through his Son Jesus Christ.

Even if you don’t score so well on those GPA tests or the other ones I mentioned know that you do have true wisdom in knowing the one true God, and what he has done for you, in Jesus. Amen.

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