Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Wisdom is better than strength

Then I said:
“Wisdom is better than strength.
Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised,
And his words are not heard.
Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard
Rather than the shout of a ruler of fools. - Ecclesiastes 9:16-17

We have all heard the old saying that ‘might makes right.’ And, it certainly seems to ring true. The stronger you are the better chance you have of winning whatever you are doing. Might always overcomes weakness.

But even in a worldly secular context that’s not the way it always works. “Wisdom is better than strength’ we read here. There are times when a David defeats a Goliath out of wisdom. I think of sporting events where a vastly superior team with far more skill and far more talent and much stronger players was out played and out strategied by a wiser coach and smarter players.

Sometimes, even in a practical sense wisdom is greater than strength. That being the case it is even more obvious that when we exercise God’s wisdom we can defeat even the strongest foe.

Nobody is going to outsmart God or outpower Him or outthink Him. He has the perfect plan that is going to always win out over the best man can throw at Him.

So we need to rely on His wisdom working in us as we leave our lives today. God’s wisdom may seem like foolishness to the world, but it will always win out over the world’s might.

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