Have you ever pursued wisdom or knowledge? Most of us have at least made an effort to complete high school. Some of us completed college and were awarded a degree from an institution of higher learning. Still others pursued an advanced degree and fewer still have made learning their life long endeavor. While knowledge about the world around us is worthwhile, if it came from text books it isn't true knowledge or wisdom. That can only come from a single source.
The Bible tells us to get wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 4:5). One might ask, "Where do I start this search for wisdom and understanding?" Proverbs 9:10 tells us that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 1:7 also tells us that The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." So why don't people look to the Creator of the universe for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding? Proverbs 1:7 also tells us that fools despise wisdom and instruction. Why do we live in such a violent, abusive, self-centered society? Because we don't like to follow instructions.