We all reach a certain age where we think we know all of the answers to life’s question. Perhaps we state that Dad or Mom taught me everything. With growth our practical experience demonstrates that we know very little about life, humanity or our creator.
A long time friend recently stated that “all I need to know about life I learned from the Bible.” At first glance we would probably state; “that just can’t be true.” However, a careful study of the bible does reveal real time life lessons on just about every question that one could ask God. A long ago quiz show asked the contestants; if you could ask God one question, what would it be? The question resulted in a lot of stammering and some really ridiculous questions. However, if you were face to face with God there would actually be no question that would be relevant.
When, through a thorough examination of the Bible, we would discover that Solomon, when God decided to favor him with a blessing, asked for wisdom. God granted that request and Solomon was known throughout the kingdom as the wisest man alive. Solomon, in his book of Proverbs, rather rhetorically asked every question and gave practical insights and guidance for life. He shared wisdom for young people, wisdom for leaders, for relationships, for speech, for work, and for success.
Indeed God has, throughout the Bible, given wisdom and insight into every malady of mankind. Every sin is enunciated; every hope is revealed and addressed, while God talks about His creation and His plan for mankind.
If we had a desire to be healthy, wealthy, and wise, we could do no better than to consume and apply the wisdom as set forth in the Holy Scriptures to our lives. What a blessing it would be to say, All I need to know came directly to me from God Himself.
The author is a retired businessman whose Christian service included director of the singles ministry in a 5,500 member church, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, and director of youth ministry.
The author has also been a consultant to various Christian organizations including Christians For Urban Justice, Urban Home Ownership Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity.
Civic activity included Director of the Edison Inventor’s Association.
The author, now retired, was a principal and CEO of SAVE-ON-A/C, a wholesale distribution company, MARKETING CONCEPTS, a multi-faceted marketing company, and PINE ISLAND LUMBER, a full scale building material dealership.
Professional licenses include Land Title Law, Business Insurance Law, Real Estate and Mortgage Law, and Security Law Enforcement.