How do we apply wisdom? Start with the Word. Understand how to discern between things you can change, and things you can’t or you’ll default to what is wise in your own eyes.
Where do we get wisdom? Start by fearing God. Wisdom doesn’t guarantee you won’t have problems in life, only that you won’t be the cause.
The world is steadily growing in knowledge, but also increasing in problems. We need more than knowledge: we need wisdom, which is the proper application of knowledge.
Jesus is the only one who has ever fully lived up to what He believed. Otherwise, Christian or not, we’re on a level playing field when it comes to hypocrisy.
When hypocrisy is revealed, there’s always a blast radius, and collateral damage most often occurs within the family.
The weight of pretense will crush you if you carry too much too often.
Are you projecting a life of self-righteousness to those around you? Those who live lives of hypocrisy carry a heavy weight. No wonder we’re exhausted.
Hypocrisy is when we purposefully project a life that is completely different than how we are actually living. This is not the same as being overtaken by sin. Anyone can be overtaken by any sin at any time.
The church is full of hypocrites, but could it be that we have a false definition of what hypocrisy is? If the church doesn’t have a clear understanding, we can’t expect society to either.
Jesus makes it clear that the real source of human problems is the human heart. When the problem tries to solve the problem, that’s a problem. We need a Savior.
Problems are no respecter of persons, families, cities or nations. They blanket the globe, keeping warm the next generation of problems.
Problems are fertile soil for blame-shifting. The nature of man is to never take full responsibility for the issues at hand while believing he can turn Earth into Heaven.
A problem can have a single source, but require multiple solutions. If we put our hope in something other than Christ, we will be forever disappointed.
Problems are often created by previous solutions. Our efforts to correct our problems apart from God just leads to more problems.
Problems always outnumber solutions, so pray to the Lord for grace every single day.