“Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place” (Psalm 51:6).
September always brings a sigh of relief for parents. Their children are back in school. Perhaps we all breathe a sigh of relief. By now, I suppose we are ready for a change of pace.
God gave us a mind that is set up for learning truth and wisdom. Many people want to get to “the bottom” of everything, and “have the answer to all questions.”
God brings a message that is meant to touch the very innermost part of our being. With that message He shows us truth and wisdom. His Holy Spirit touches our heart and soul with this message. We go to school to learn about what people think may be truth and wisdom. But it is nothing compared to what God plants in us.
What God desires is that we learn His truth. We know where it is found: the Bible. It has all the truth we need, for it is God’s Word to us. If we listen, we learn. If we hear and give the Holy Spirit opportunities to touch our hearts with that Word of truth, then we will gain wisdom.
The wisdom to add, divide or multiply comes from the world. We have to be very careful of the world’s wisdom. It sometimes tells us to imitate people who are foul, vulgar, sinful and immoral. God teaches us His truth and wisdom so that we can see the difference between right and wrong. God places in us also the simple truth and wisdom of love, the need for God’s peace, and the joy that comes when we understand how He dwells in us.
When we go to school, may we learn well. We are to learn from our teachers. They will help us understand the world around us. We are to learn from our Christian teachers in all the Christian educational agencies of our St. Paul Lutheran Church. Those Christian teachers want to open to us and help lace in our hearts a wonderful gift: God’s wisdom.
Pastor James A. Castillo