WISDOM & UNDERSTANDING
Reading: Luke 24v13-34
Text: Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Very simple summary: God must be the driving force behind our Instinct and our Intellect.
Illustration: How many people know that water can be highly explosive?
TV Fire Service Demo of Chip Pan Fire. Man; Fire resistant suit and helmet – like a space suit!
Instinct – put it out quickly.
Instinct – Water puts out fires.
Instinct – pour water on the burning oil.
Result: the water becomes an explosive charge!
Recount the demo result and explain how water explodes.
Intellect – automatic reaction can be dangerous.
Intellect – stop and consider the options.
Intellect – remember what we have been taught.
Intellect – Act on sound judgement.
Those with knowledge and right resources – use the fire blanket to smother.
Those without the resources or knowledge – shut the door get out and call the fire service.
The message today: Awe and reverence of the Lord is the true foundation of wisdom. Revelation and first hand experience of God in His entirety (three persons) brings true understanding and discernment in all matters of practical and spiritual life.
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