All in Wisdom

On Bringing a "Real" Bible to Church

I’m told the joke is now overdone. And so—in light of submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ—I have done my best since to refrain. A simple reminder before I began preaching had become commonplace for a number of months. Something like … open your real Bibles to [the preaching passage] with me. Or if you brought a fake Bible, you can of course just type in the reference. Quick. Harmless. Played out.

Wisdom

Scripture is filled with wisdom. Both explicitly and implicitly. Explicitly, in the ESV translation of the Bible, wisdom makes an appearance over 200 times. Implicitly, it is much more difficult to count the number of places God’s Word gives us wise content. Nevertheless wisdom is woven through hundreds of Scriptutre’s inspired pages. In fact we would not be wrong to see every word in the Bible as the revealed wisdom of God. Suffice to say, Scripture is filled with wisdom.