The Path: Finding the Way of Wisdom
A Person And a Path
What must it have been like to be one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? One of the reasons the celebration in the past week is so significant is because of the sacrifice offered by so many, especially the 56 men who signed on the dotted line. The urgency they felt for freedom led them to pledge "their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor."
The Founding Fathers felt an urgency for freedom. The passage we consider this Sunday calls us to have an urgency for wisdom. What would it mean for us to pursue godly wisdom with the same fervor and willingness to sacrifice that is celebrated on Independence Day?
Music: "Just As I Am, I Come" arr. MacDonald, Barbara & Jennifer Christensen, vocalists
Every day is filled with a series of choices. Do we choose the path of wisdom or the path of folly? In these often perplexing moments, we welcome the voice of trusted counselors; we heed the advise of a close friend; we seek out a favorite newspaper column or opinion blog.
In a similar spirit some have turned to the biblical book of Proverbs. Truly, this portion of God's Word does offer godly wisdom in a succinct, engaging manner. However, the book of Proverbs is much more than an ancient advise column! This book of the Bible helps us recognize that wisdom is both a path to be chosen and a person to be embraced .