Dear Child of the Risen King,
“The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.”
Ecclesiastes 9:17 ESV
In this passage, Solomon addresses the fact that wisdom is essential as it contributes to the vitality of preserving and protecting our peace. It then summons the question, how does one become wise? In 1 John 2:6, it is discussed that by abiding in our Heavenly Father, we will do as He does. We become more like Him as we are being made into His likeness. The process requires being pressed and molded into the person that God created us to be; meaning, there will be discomfort as He rids us of all that we are used to and He makes us into His likeliness. God does not like it when we complacent. We must dependent on Him in all of our ways.
Are you choosing to abide in Him? Choose to heed wisdom and remain in His truth as He makes you into His likeness!
1 Timothy 4:12