Proverbs 9:10 says, “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.” God is truly the source of wisdom and He speaks to us through His word in the Bible; and, we also know that we can experience knowledge and wisdom as we read other books and apply God’s wisdom to the circumstances of life. I particularly appreciate these words by Tim Keller:
When you listen to and read one thinker, you become a clone; two thinkers, you become confused; ten thinkers, you’ll begin developing your own voice; two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise and develop your voice. “Reform and Resurge Conference,” 2006.
I pray that we might listen to the words of many and, with appropriate reverence for our God, discern the wisdom to which He calls us.