A short devotional on Proverbs 24:5,6. For more ways to connect visit UmpquaConnect.org.
Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.
Today is Wednesday, June 24, 2020
How well we work with other people has a lot to do with our success in life. Isolate yourself, or treat other people as dumber than you, and you will find that it limits how much you can get done. But learn to value people and their contribution, and it's amazing what can get done.
A person who thinks they know it all doesn't know much. That's not a slam, it's just they don't realize how the world works.
People come with strengths and weaknesses. The probability of one person having the strongest knowledge in all areas is very low. And considering knowledge and wisdom take time to obtain, no person has more time in a day than another. So it is impossible to be an expert in every field.
None of us can be as wise as all of us. There will never be one smart person that will consistently out-think a group of wise people. Never. Because the limits of time on study don't allow it.
Which puts us in this interesting situation in life. To be wise. To make the best decisions means we are also smart enough to rely on other people's knowledge.
The prideful human heart would rather be independent, owing nothing to no one. But the paradox is, it's the humility to recognize other people's wisdom that makes us wise.
Proverbs 24:5.6 says:
The wise prevail through great power,
and those who have knowledge muster their strength.
Surely you need guidance to wage war,
and victory is won through many advisers.
So the next time you need to make a big decision, it makes sense to be smart, and reach out to some people who may know more than you about the topic. If they are smart, maybe they will reach out to you someday.
That is the humility of wisdom.
Thanks for connecting.
May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow