“How can you say, “We are wise because we have the word of the Lord,” when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies? These wise teachers will fall into the trap of their own foolishness, for they have rejected the word of the Lord. Are they so wise after all?” Jeremiah 8:8-9
God reminded Judah that not all who study and teach the word of God do so honestly. There are some who use their pen to work falsehood, not truth. Though they claimed to have both wisdom and Biblical truth, they had neither. In rejecting God’s word, they rejected wisdom. They had none. They had rejected the wisdom of God. By rejecting the wisdom of God they had to suffer the judgment of God. We have become a nation that does not have any wisdom. We in the country where I live call it common sense. I was taught to solve problems. There is a big different between wisdom and education. When I first started working, I worked for a man that taught me how to solve problems. I would be on a job and I could not find the problem. I would call my boss and he would always tell me that he could not come at that time that I needed to figure it out. This man gave me wisdom. The things that this man taught me has served me well all of these years. We do not teach the young people how to solve problems, we give them education, this is not the same as wisdom. “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” (James 3:5) Wisdom is the ability to make good judgments based on what you have learned from your experiences or the knowledge and understanding that gives you this ability. Wisdom also means the quality of being able to make good judgment.