25 August 2020
Wisdom – Creation – Calling
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
I begin to think about some questions:
The word WISDOM (חכם) is mentioned 222 times in the Hebrew Bible.
What is WISDOM?
Who has it?
Does it come as we grow older?
Where does WISDOM come from?
How can I know if I have WISDOM?
In Proverbs 8:22–31, this personified wisdom is described as being present with God before creation began and even taking part in creation itself. I think everything I need to know about WISDOM is summed up here.
The Talmud teaches that a wise person is a person who can foresee the future.
I’ve often heard people say that wisdom comes with old age.
Really? I think it is not an attribute we receive as we grow older.
We will just be the same-old same-old person we were when we were young.
From the information we see in Proverbs, it Is possible to have a real close walk with God, and be totally fulfilled at the same time. We can expect for this relationship with God to continue forever as we realize that our purpose from the beginning is to reflect God’s glory.
When we come to understand our purpose and our calling is only to reflect the Glory of God. Then, and only then, we are WISE.
We often confuse our interests as our calling. For instance, I am an artist and a writer, but those things are my interests and what I enjoy doing. They are not my calling or my purpose in life. Knowing God and reflecting his glory, and sharing HIM, is my purpose an my calling.
Jesus made it very clear that we have only one calling and that is to share the Gospel.
The best place to look to learn about WISDOM id the Bible.
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Meet Lynda McKinney Lambert
Photo by Angelique Yaromey. Lynda with her great-granddaughter, Isabella Antoinette.
Lynda McKinney Lambert is a retired Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.
With her extensive background in Fine Arts, English Literature, and Humanities, she creates mixed-media fiber art for exhibitions. Lynda’s writings are published internationally. Lynda has been called “A Renaissance Woman” by a number of editors and her work appears in a number of prestigious anthologies in the US, UK, and Hong Kong.
Lynda creates art and writings from the inspirations of her life-experiences of teaching, travels, and her home life in a century-old home located in the historic Germanic village where her ancestors lived for generations. Her home is situated on a ridge overlooking the 50-mile long, Connoquenessing Creek where she lives with her husband, Bob, and their rescued dogs and cats.
NEW- first snow – a Chapbook
A collection of 30 wintry-themed poems. Finishing Line Press. 2020.
MORE – Books by Lynda Lambert
One of the reviews for Star Signs
concentric choices are unlimited” “The lively sonata of midday skies
responds to the muted notes of night skies.
Time is temporal. Immeasurable.” “My jewelry box embraces
yesterday’s vanishing dreams
favourite obsessions – polished and hidden.”