Morning all! Prov 8.12 says “I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.”
At some point or another, we’ve all been guilty of not asking for advice or assistance even when we desperately needed it. If we had things our way, we’d know the answer to every question and know exactly how to solve each problem and challenge we face. When it comes to life issues, asking for help requires a certain level of vulnerability because it means we’re forced to open up to someone else, dispelling the illusion that we have everything under control. We live in a society that encourages self-help, self-reliance and self-sufficiency and although these things aren’t always bad, they can lead to us disconnecting from others when things get difficult as we try to figure out a solution for ourselves, by ourselves. This verse demonstrates that real and Godly wisdom doesn’t work in isolation but is instead about knowing where to find the knowledge and discernment we need. Wisdom calls for a collaboration of efforts – it’s about looking around and asking God to help us identify who will have the insight we need. It’s so important that we don’t let the devil tempt us into walking alone because isolation often breeds despair. Instead, let’s utilise the circles God puts us in because therein lies true wisdom.