Is wisdom the same as knowledge? Well, to be aware that a tomato is a fruit is knowledge, not using it in a fruit salad is wisdom; there’s a difference! And now, as the leaders of the G7 nations head home from Cornwall, we’d better hope that wisdom prevails globally. We’re at a critical point for our planet; technology and know-how alone will not be enough. We need wise leadership.
Perhaps the name most commonly linked with wisdom is Solomon, the third king of the Israelites. Famed for his shrewd judgment and astute decisions, he made a few pretty atrocious blunders too. And the kings who came later made even more so. With the benefit of 3000 years hindsight, we can learn from both the good and the foolish examples. Let’s face it, we need all the help we can get.
This Sunday, 20 June, we continue our alphabetical journey through the bible with 1 Kings – the adventures of Solomon and some of the kings who came after him. Starting 10:30. 58 High St, Auchterarder, and via Zoom. For an invitation, please click the Message button, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see you.