Worldly wisdom is good, but does not guarantee success. The only time success is guaranteed is when your action is based on Godly wisdom.
Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
Growing up we are taught that the key to success is to get a good education. The truth is that getting a good education is indeed important, but the reality is that it provides no guarantee of success. We can see this clearly from the life of Moses. Acts 7;22 tells that he was learnt in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. Because Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s palace he had access to the best education and had a wealth of knowledge that the ordinary Egyptians did not possess, yet he still failed in Egypt. At the age of 40, he killed an Egyptian out of his passion for his fellow Israelites, and spent the next 40 years in a wilderness situation.
Moses’ early failures were due to the fact that he had worldly wisdom but lacked Godly wisdom. Godly is God’s prescribed response to any situation, as is entailed in his spoken or written word. The wisdom of Egypt would have served Moses well when he returned to lead the people out of bondage, but the majority of his success came because he lived by God’s wisdom.
It is important that you understand that you need more than man’s wisdom to succeed. Moses figured that out and became one of the success stories of the Bible. The secret to his success was simple: he based his response or decision on what the word of God says. The word of God is your wisdom.
Life Application: Align your decisions to what the word of God says.
Prayer: Lord, help me to rely on your directions and not my intellect. Help me to seek you in all things and to listen to godly wisdom from those whom you have sent to guide me. I commit all my ways to you right now in Jesus’ name, amen.