Caption: Young and old together. (circa 1989 in Liberia)
When you believe in Jesus, there is the potential for an increase in great godly wisdom. The Bible promotes a love for wisdom and understanding.
“Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” (Proverbs 4:5-9)
In the Hebrew mindset, wisdom is a woman you court and desire her beauty. She is to be desired above rubies and rubies are expensive. Wisdom is a good girlfriend to have.
YOUNG AND OLD GENERATION
I love the young generation, but most have more zeal than wisdom. I know I did when I was younger, and I am still ever learning and ever growing. But if I were young again I would do things a little different. I wouldn’t be as opiniated. I would not have said certain things I said. I would not have done certain things I did. One thing I think I did right, though, is watch, follow, and listen to true fathers and generals of the faith. This is a great need I see in many circles.
There are now 30 and 40 year olds leading entire movements. That’s okay and I am certainly not going to despise youth and equate age with wisdom. In fact, I believe there are some young people today who are maturing rather quickly and have wisdom beyond their years, but at the same time there is safety in having fathers and elders around you that you are close to and that can speak into your life.
In conclusion, stay close to the Lord because He is perfect wisdom, watch and listen to your fathers and elders who are proven, and stay humble and honorable.
Love you all!
“O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” (Psalms 71:17-18)