When I was in the 7th grade, my teacher asked me if I would like to make $25 helping her and her husband move from a ground floor apartment to an upstairs apartment. It turned out to be just her husband, who taught Greek language and culture at the University, and me, who at the time aspired to be a professional gambler. This Greek scholar might have been brilliant at interpreting the Greek Myths and Plato’s Republic, but he was incapable of the discernment required to move a piece of furniture through a doorway or up a winding stairway. At one point, I thought I was going to have to draw a picture of each piece of furniture to be moved with the exact measurements in order to convince him that you have to turn each piece at a certain angle to fit it through the doorways. In short, he was deficient in everyday wisdom.
Solomon, whose name is synonymous with wisdom, related this proverb for the rest of us pursuing life:
Proverbs 4:7-9 “Get wisdom, and in all your getting, get insight. Price her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a fair garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”
In this sermon, I explore True Wisdom, which the thinking of the world and all of its systems of education lack. I share a simple technique for making every important decision.