Acquiring Knowledge

“An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” – Proverbs 18:15

Every time I read through Proverbs, I love the practicality of the proverbs. Within each chapter I can find advice on how to be a better husband, father, friend, pastor, leader, and follower of Christ.

Throughout Proverbs, there is tension between wisdom and foolishness. I believe that all of us want to be seekers of wisdom; but how many times do we find ourselves living foolishly? Foolishness is found in not seeking counsel and knowledge; wisdom is found in the advice of trusted adversaries and pursuing knowledge

I’ll admit this has been a struggle for me at times. It’s easy to want to be the one with the answers (and we may sometimes be duped into believing we have the answer when we don’t). But wisdom is seeking the advice of others, listening to counsel, and not rushing into making a foolish decision. I am grateful for the teachers and mentors who have helped me understand this.

Who are your advisors? Where do you find counsel? If you do not have someone in your life who gives you counsel, pray that God would help you grow in wisdom and send you someone who will sharpen your mind.

This Sunday, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Mark Trump in both of our services. Dr. Trump is a professor at Emmanuel College and has become a friend and counsel to me the last few months. I am excited to hear the message he will share and I know you will be blessed.

Have a great week and I look forward to being with you in worship on Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 AM!

Grace and peace,
Matt

P.S. Earlier this week, we e-mailed a prayer list. We will be sending the prayer list out each week that will include new and updated prayers at the top of the list. We currently have 36 subscribed to our weekly prayer email. These people are praying for the names on this list. If you did not receive the prayer list and would like to be added to the list, send me an e-mail and we will add you to the list.