Is there anyone out there whose wisdom is so incredible, that people want to stand by you day after day and listen to it? Doesn’t that sound strange? I don’t like listening to myself talk, why would anyone pay any attention to what I say?
Here is the deal: Solomon’s wisdom came from God. He asked for wisdom and God gave it to him. And as a result people wanted to hear him talk.
I actually believe that if Christians would speak God’s wisdom, people might want to listen. But there are two very different ways to say it. One way comes across as having this wisdom from yourself, and the other way is speaking as if they are someone else’s words. One can come across as arrogant, the other as humble.
The Bible tells us that we are truth carriers. And that the truth about Jesus Christ is a treasure that we hold inside of us. It also says that this same truth is wisdom from God. It is not our truth. We did not come up with it. It is something that we carry and communicate.
My hope is that we communicate this wisdom with humility and grace, and treat it as the gift it really is.