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Jim Killebrew has 40 years of clinical psychological work for people with intellectual disabilities, and experience teaching, administration, consulting, writing with multiple publications. Dr. Killebrew has attended four Universities and received advanced degrees. Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology; University of Illinois at Springfield, Counseling Education; M.A., Human Development Counseling; Northeastern Oklahoma State University, B.A., Psychology and Sociology. Dr. Killebrew attended Lincoln Christian Seminary (Now Lincoln Christian University). Writing contributions have been accepted and published in several journals: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, The Lookout, and Christian Standard (multiple articles). He may be reached at Killebrewjb@aol.com.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wisdom is better than gold

God’s Wisdom is the most profitable thing we can encounter. As the world races toward an economy that lifts high the value of gold and wealth, we have an offering from God to partake of the most valuable thing available to us…the Wisdom of God and His saving Grace. There is nothing more valuable than our relationship with Him. To know and understand the moral knowledge that only God can bring is something that exceeds the value of silver and gold. To enter into the relationship with God and experience His Wisdom is to gain experiences that can only come through that relationship.

Solomon, the great King of Israel was given the Wisdom that God wanted him to have. Solomon counted that wisdom the greatest thing he could possibly have. The value that Solomon placed on God’s Wisdom is recorded in part in the Proverbs that King Solomon wrote. In Chapter 3 Solomon wrote about God’s Wisdom using the feminine pronoun:

“For her benefit is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than gold.” (Proverbs 3:14)

Relationship with God brings the power of His Spirit into our own experience. We find energy that was never present before. We think we seek the “good life” by attaining more salary, a greater number of “things”, more status, higher recognition, great wealth and celebrity, but it pales by comparison to being in the Spirit of God and experiencing His Wisdom. The gain is salvation, forgiveness, blessed hope and continued joy. That gain of salvation is much more profitable than the riches of this world. Jesus asked us to consider what it will gain for us to acquire the entire world, but lose our own soul. The answer is obvious; without Him we are nothing.

There are benefits to relationship with God that far outweigh any benefit that can be obtained by pursuing wealth without submitting to God’s Wisdom. Once having become the most successful, the most outstanding, obtained all the degrees, wealth and fame, the end of it is buried in a small, ornate box with a few words of inscription on a headstone. Gaining life’s greatest treasures but giving up God’s Wisdom will count the person nothing but a fool.

In the final analysis all accomplishments plus a lost relationship with God including rejecting His Wisdom will result in nothing.

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