People love to know things. Our family is no exception. I think one of our favorite hobbies is learning. We go to the library and haul home armloads of books because we want to know how to play banjo, how to make pickles, where do narwhals live, and what’s my love language. I’m prevented only by student loans from being a lifetime college student. Knowing stuff feels nice.
One of my favorite means of gathering info is hanging out near smart people and hoping they drop some pieces of wisdom, so I can file the knowledge away for later. I was the nerd that took advantage of my professors’ office hours to ask more questions.
If you aren’t into academics, you might be into knowing enough about politics to debate the topics, or understanding the fall styles and hunting down sales on key items, or knowing sports statistics, or knowing about popular shows. We hunt down the info, mostly via Google, and repeat our knowledge.
Wisdom is a favorite topic of mine. I was really excited to see Discover is our theme on Holy Hen House this month. And then my mind went blank. The wisdom of God. What on earth can I say about that? There is just SO MUCH.
Should I write about how God tells us in James that we can ask for wisdom and he’ll give it? I love that.
Should I write about truth? I have been pondering what it really means to be truthful and how that relates to peace and wisdom.
Should I write about the Proverbs 31 woman and how she speaks with wisdom?
Should I write about how wisdom is the application of God’s word to our lives?
Should I write about knowing nothing but Christ crucified like Paul writes about in 1 Corinthians?
Should I write about all of the savvy ways adults have found to say they don’t need Bible study because they know so much already, now that they’ve graduated Catechism class?
I’m overwhelmed by the idea of growing in the knowledge of God, because I know that in a whole lifetime of study, I would never come near understanding it all. I can not master this topic. And how amazing is that?
As creatures that like to know stuff, we have a lifetime to learn and we’ve been given a beautiful book of wisdom by the one that created all there is and ever will be, the source of all there is to know. Never ever will we run out of things to learn about God and his unfathomable love. We will never run out of opportunities to puzzle over how to apply that knowledge to our life and relationships. In the same way that I liked to spend time near my professors so I could learn and learn, we sit with God’s words and file away wisdom on top of wisdom.