Read Ecclesiastes 1:16-18, Luke 12:48
What would you do if you had more money than you could possibly imagine? Consider that you had worked hard for every penny earned, and you had a team of supporters behind you every step of the way. Would you spend it all on beautiful houses, furnishings, cars and clothes for yourself? Would you use it to travel and explore different foods and culture? Would you bury all of your riches so no one else could ever find them? Maybe you would invest it, let it grow into something even more. Or, would you support a charity or someone in need?
It’s fun to dream about what you’d do with a lot of wealth, but now imagine instead of money, you were rich with wisdom.
God blessed Solomon with wisdom to lead his nation. However, Solomon confessed, “For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief” (Ecclesiastes 1:18). The more we know, the more imperfection we see around us. Solomon became aware of the evil in the world and was overwhelmed by it.
Wisdom, like money, is meant to be used, not just accumulated. If we merely seek wisdom, we are doomed. We will be “chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:17).
But God created us for more than that.
From the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. -Luke 12:48
“But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48).
Seeking wisdom doesn’t have to be fruitless. It also doesn’t have to be scary. When we accept the responsibility to do something with knowledge and wisdom, we start to see change. And, God will entrust us with even more.
Similar to money, wisdom is a resource God asked us to steward. If we waste wisdom, it is worthless; but if we use it for good and God’s glory, it can change the world.
What area of your life have you asked God for wisdom in recently?
What is one way you could use the knowledge you’ve been given to impact the world around you?
What wisdom could you share with your loved ones?