The Grief From Wisdom
“For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” (Ecclesiastes 1:18)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about gaining wisdom is that it exposes our destructive ways, wrongs, and our end state if we do not change. Wisdom will expose all hidden sins, motives, injustices, biases, prejudices, and racism in a person's life. This is one of the reasons it causes grief. We see who we really are. Not only do we see ourselves and our own end state, but we can also see that of others. If we gain wisdom and knowledge and do not change by repentance when we see our wrong, and we die in our sins, it is going to cause great grief and sorrow to others. Only a fool dies in his sin after he has received the knowledge of them. Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God and the power of God. This is one of the reasons why we must share the gospel with others; as we have read the back of the book and we already know the end state of those who do not know him and have yet to come into a relationship with him. And that should cause those of us who know much grief and sorrow.
Sing: Deeper, deeper, in the love of Jesus daily let me go. Higher, higher in the school of wisdom more of grace to know.
O’ deeper yet, I pray, and higher every day, and wiser blessed Lord, in Thy precious word.
Thought For Today: “Only a fool dies in his sin after he has received knowledge of them.” (Parker).