Solomon: Wise but Foolish
1 Kings 3:3, 14; 1 Kings 11:0-11
INTRO. All of us sometime in our life lacks wisdom. I read not long ago about a baseball pitcher in the absence of his wife was faced with the baffling task of changing his infant son's diapers. Now, this was in the days when Central - or the main office of the telephone company - was the source of all information. So he rang the operator. After he explained his predicament she asked what his occupation was.
''Baseball payer,'' answered the bewildered caller. ''OK'' she said. ''Lay the diaper on the table like a baseball diamond. Now stand at home place. Pull the second base up to cover the plate. Put the baby's bottom halfway between the pitcher's mound and home. Bring third and first bases to overlap each other. Then bring second base and home plate between the legs and secure with safety pins.''
The baseball player did it without a single error. Maybe this means the ends justifies the means.
I've found very few people in this world that would classify themselves as foolish or unwise. We all want to seem to ourselves and others as the epitome of wisdom and of insight.
God's Word says this is a noble desire, because a knowledge of wisdom and things of right and wrong are so important.
Isaiah 7 says, ''And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him; the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.''
Matthew 13:54 says, ''And when he had come into his own country he taught them in their synagogue inasmuch they were astonished and said, Whence has this man this wisdom, these mighty works.''
Luke reminded us that as Jesus grew as a child that he increased and waxed strong in spirit, was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon him.
Paul understood about Jesus' wisdom when he said in 1st Cor. 1:24, ''But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and t ...
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