If Any of You Lack Wisdom
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If Any of You Lack Wisdom

Three of my students came to class today with new hairdos. I probably would not have mentioned it but two of them were guys. I said, “Well, it appears that I also need a new hairdo.”

The following is a list of the immediate response from around the room.

“What you need is hair.”
“What you need is Rogaine.”
“Egghead Professors are not supposed to have hair, let alone a hairdo.”

It was the first time to my knowledge I had ever been referred to as an egghead. I must confess I was flattered because the term refers to academics who are bald and wise. Up until now I have been referred to as being a “Wise Guy” instead of being wise. I like the latter.

The truth is I have often been very unwise. Most of us have been unwise a few times in our lives. Some of us more than others. However, there is hope for everyone. There is a source of true wisdom available to all who ask. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

Should we get three wishes from rubbing a bottle the first and only wish needed would be for wisdom. Once obtained everything else falls into place. Of course the wisest thing anyone could ever do is allow Jesus to save him or her. For Jesus wisely said, “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”

Written by Roger Bothwell on November 7, 2002.
Spring of Life, 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453.