Prov 17




[24] The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.




A discerning person knows where to look for wisdom and how to focus.


Instead of focusing on our best source for all wisdom, the Lord and his Word, a fool will search elsewhere on earth and in this life and never really attain it.




We need to keep our eyes focused on the true source of wisdom and not get distracted and wander with too much worldly concern looking for it.


Pray for wisdom; Look to the Word.  Learn from the wise men of the bible and look to the wise people around us; those who have wisdom from the Lord.


This is not to say that there are not useful sources for knowledge and experience that may not necessarily be biblically based, but we should let the Holy Spirit lead us to gain knowledge, experience, and good judgement based on scripture.




Lord I love you. Thank you for choosing me and filling me with your Holy Spirit. Lord, give me wisdom that can only come from you. Lead me with your Spirit as I navigate the heights and depths of this life.  In Jesus might name I pray, amen.