Wisdom is the application of the knowledge we have received to bring practical change.Amanda Viviers, Seek: a devotional guide to surrender
We live in a world that quickly checks the news or Google’s answers to the problems we find in our everyday. Our children know how to ask Siri for the answer to questions quicker than the Bible.
Narrative after narrative throughout scripture reflects upon the journey and the movement that comes with following Jesus and the way he teaches us to seek out the help we need through wisdom.
There are encounters that Jesus has with individuals that call them to seek out the answers that they are looking for, rather than just answer the questions.
The road to Emmaus
The road to Bethlehem
The road of Damascus.
The Hebrew word for seeking is found more than 160 times through the Old Testament and it is “Darash”. Its definition is to seek, inquire, consult, ask, or require an answer of help from someone. It implies a journey towards wisdom, rather than it just being about the answers received with knowledge.
Seeking wisdom in a day and age, where so much knowledge is available to us is a pilgrimage of asking for help. Wisdom is the application of the knowledge we have received to bring practical change.
(This is an excerpt out of Amanda’s latest devotional Seek: a devotional guide to Lent, download your copy today.)