“Wisdom is supreme, therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.” Proverbs 4:7-8
In 2000, State Farm rated the most dangerous intersections for accidents in the United States. The winner (or better, loser) was the corner of Belt Line Road and Midway Road in Addison, Texas. There were 263 reported crashes at that intersection in the Dallas suburb. That averages out to about 5 wrecks per week, not counting the unreported fender benders. Sometimes as we drive down the road of life, we come to dangerous intersections. Sometimes we refer to them as “forks in the road.” There are those moments where a choice we make or don’t make sets us on a course that could influence the rest of our journey. Do we stop or go, turn right or left, go ahead or turn back.
Perhaps you feel like you are at a dangerous intersection right now in your life. The Bible speaks of a divine resource we can utilize when we come to those intersections. It is called wisdom. These are difficulties and afflictions that come our way. Often trials, bring us to one of those intersections where we feel lost and don’t know which way to go. We don’t understand the cause of the trial or its purpose. We begin to feel acutely our shortage of wisdom. Life creates a demand for wisdom which God supplies when the conditions are met. At the heart of Christianity, what we find is neither a philosophy nor a system of morality, but a gospel: good news…Getting understanding is not the same as getting information. Understanding is the heart of the good news that God did for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Pray for wisdom this morning. Pray for gospel-centered wisdom that leads to gospel-saturated understanding. Pray this morning, to become a wise servant of God. Pray for wisdom to navigate the dangerous intersections in your life.