Shouldn’t Wisdom Tell You?

A Disturbing Sign

Do we really need a sign to tell people not to feed, tease or approach any wild alligators?

A sign warning people not to go near the wild alligators.

Apparently yes we do.

Making Wise Choices

I believe God has given every person on earth a certain measure of wisdom. Often it comes from loving parents, caring teachers and our own experiences in life.

The trouble is, we often don’t use the wisdom we have. King Solomon, the wisest man in the world, knew marrying foreign women was foolish. So was setting up temples so his wives could worship their idols, instead of the one true God. But as the ruler of Israel, the king felt completely free to do whatever he pleased. By following his baser passions, Solomon started the Jewish nation down a path of civil war and needless destruction.

I have often asked God for David’s gift instead of Solomon’s; I need a heart after God. As Christians we can’t go too far wrong when our heart’s desire is to please the Savior who redeemed us. We may get off track, but we’ll keep circling back toward our Master.

In the meantime, let’s use the wisdom we have. Don’t metaphorically “feed any wild alligators” today, okay?

┬áThis image came from and I hope it was a joke—but I don’t think so.


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