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A Penny For Your Thoughts

If you could sit down with the wisest and smartest person that lives today, what would you ask him or her? If you could pick his or her brain about anything, what is the one question you would want to know the answer to?

King Solomon, arguably the wisest person to ever live, wrote a whole book packed with wisdom that is at our disposal. In Proverbs 9, he shares with us the key to gaining wisdom. Solomon writes, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).  In other words, in order to gain wisdom, we must know God. Without God, who created everything including wisdom, it is impossible to be wise. If we want to grow in our wisdom and understanding, we must grow in our knowledge of God.

So how do we know God? Well, in order to get to know anyone better, we have to spend time with him or her. We have to spend time talking to God through prayer. We have to spend time reading God’s word. And we have to spend time in God’s house with God’s people, the church.


  • How much time do you spend getting to know God?
  • Which one of the areas mentioned above do you need to take a next step in order to grow in your knowledge of God?

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