What is True Wisdom?
Further thoughts on wisdom (Ecclesiastes 7 study in SS)
True wisdom begins with fearing God,
Comes only to a humble heart;
True wisdom comes to the teachable,
Who does as the Spirit imparts.
True wisdom is not of this world
Why it’s foolishness to the man
Who would rather perish than admit
He lives by a Sovereign hand.
True wisdom is knowing that
Some things aren’t cut and dry,
Some issues are unique:
They call for a careful eye.
True wisdom is pushing aside
All that hinders today
To seek and thank the Lord,
To petition and pray.
True wisdom is listening,
Being slow to speak;
True wisdom demands reflection
At the moment’s peak.
True wisdom is going forward
Rather than holding back,
Which is oft of the enemy’s ploy
His silent, subtle attack.
True wisdom is not relenting
But staying firm in will
That no matter what happens around
He is greater still.
True wisdom is not denying
Those feelings of pain and regret
But bringing them to the Savior
Who hears your heart’s lament.
True wisdom is starting and stopping
At the Savior’s command;
True wisdom neglects man’s ways
And sticks to God’s plan.
True wisdom is seeking peace
Not giving way to anger
Trusting God to make things right,
Leaving justice to the Savior.
True wisdom is guarding your heart
With what you take in:
Life in this age begs tame eyes and ears
Or surely yield to sin.
True wisdom is not contrary
To what the Bible says
But hones in on those teachings
And is always Spirit-led.
Thanks for listening,