As important as a Christian mind is and the cultural commission inherent within it to engage the world accordingly, such pursuits are merely manifestations that flow from the ultimate goal of honoring God through a life lived in obedience to God.
It is not simply knowing the truth, but living under it with a free and open heart in worship of the God of truth.
This is the heart of wisdom, which is what every mind – and life – is to pursue.
Wisdom is not the same as common sense, at least as it is portrayed in the Bible, nor is it knowledge for knowledge's sake. Wisdom is the understanding of what God would have us do and then doing it, what God would have us think and then thinking it, what God would have us say and then saying it.
Throughout the Bible, the wise person is the one who does the will of the Lord; the foolish person is the one who rebels. A believer's wisdom is found first in the acknowledgment of true wisdom and then in obedience. This is decisive, for there is a great breakdown between belief and behavior, knowing and doing. The heart of wisdom is their union, as is the heart of true knowledge.Click here to continue reading this post and to view the blog archive.
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