The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
The wise build up storehouses of knowledge. Go to a wise person and he always seems to have a good answer, even if it is to lead you to where the right answer is. A wise person lays up knowledge through all of life’s experiences. He lays up knowledge from his mistakes as well as from his successes. Every incident becomes a learning experience. On the other hand, the fool loses the value of his experience as fast as it passes out of memory. Furthermore, his experiences make him more dangerous. The older, more experienced he becomes the more false confidence rises in him, so that he thinks he is spouting wisdom while in reality he is spouting foolishness and arrogance.
What are you going to learn today from your experiences? Whether your experiences are pleasant or distasteful, will you grow in wisdom, using them to grow in knowledge and maturity? What is God teaching you about himself? What are you learning about grace and the gospel? How is God’s Word being tested for its truthfulness through your experiences? Lay up knowledge today.
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