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Where to Find Real Wisdom
By Rick Warren

“Don't fool yourself. Don't think that you can be wise merely by being up-to-date with the times.” 1 Corinthians 3:18 (The Message)

When you confuse being current with being wise, you deceive yourself.

Being well versed in all of the current news and gossip while being ignorant of the eternal truth of God's Word is unwise. Spending more time watching the news than reading and studying the Good News is a problem. Thinking you know it all because you can quote the lyrics of the latest hit song, the most recent sports statistic, the stock market prices, or the latest political news is foolish. You’re not as smart as you think you are!

You’ll only get wisdom from God's Word, the Bible.

Many Christians need to spend less time on Facebook and more time getting their face into God’s book of wisdom. God says, “Don't fool yourself. Don't think that you can be wise merely by being up-to-date with the times” (1 Corinthians 3:18 The Message).

You may have the world at your fingertips, every bit of information a click away. But that doesn’t make you wise. There's a lot of wrong information out there and news that you can't accept without fact-checking first.

Even if you have all of the correct information in the world about something, that doesn’t mean you’re going to do the right thing with that information.

The only way to be wise is to walk with God. And to walk with God, you need to spend time reading and studying the Bible. There are no shortcuts to wisdom!

Ask God to give you a desire for his wisdom over any worldly wisdom. When you live in light of what he reveals to you in his Word, you won’t need to know everything in the world. You won’t need to be right all the time.

You’ll just want to know more of God and his love, because it is the only thing that will satisfy.

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