Today's Wine From the Vine: Proverbs 1:5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance--
We never get to the point where we know it all. We can always learn more. Just as Solomon realized that he needed the wisdom of God to rule the people of Israel, let us also realize that we need God's wisdom to live out our own lives. And as we listen, let us truly hear; as we hear, let us add what we hear to our experience. Let us hear with our spirits that have been filled with God's Spirit. Let us learn from the One who is all-wise. We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. . . . (1 Corinthians 2:6-13). Jesus instructed His disciples about many things but also told them, "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. . . He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you (John 16:12, 14).
So it's best not to always take things as they may seem; dig a little deeper. Lord, help us know what you know. And then help us to know what to do with what we know. Grant us, Lord, knowledge, wisdom, and discernment.