America's Decline Is Fueled by Little Hunger for Wisdom

Wise owl
(Steve Greene)

Who can find wisdom?

Solomon tells us that "Wisdom cries out in the street and utters her voice in the markets" (Prov. 1:20).

As we consider the decay of values and moral code, it is fair to conclude that America has lost the wisdom exhibited by our founding fathers. The streets and marketplace seem void of the cry of wisdom.

The book of Proverbs begins with a purpose statement:

"To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity; to give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion—a wise man will hear and will increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel ... The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Proverbs 1:1-7, MEV).

Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

In a country known for the collective brain power to solve an equation for space travel, the presence of rocket scientists does not seem to have made an impact on our per capita wisdom.

It seems that knowledge puffeth upeth.

Perhaps the question is not "who can find wisdom," but rather, "who wants it?"

 

P.S. Do you subscribe to Ministry Today? Will you please consider doing it? 

With the link below you will receive my special publisher's offer. Our baseline subscription is $24.97. My offer to you is a one-year subscription (6 issues) for $10.00.

I'd like to know what you think of Ministry Today and would love to hear from you.

Please click here today for the Dr. Greene special.

 


 

Today's Scripture

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him" (James 1:5).

 


 

Platform Tip No. 118

Think of your platform as a bridge.

Your message builds a bridge for your audience to cross—from pain to pain-free.

You are the catalyst to help people across the bridge.

Show up every day. Keep building a better bridge and help people cross the great bridge you build.

 


 

Do you want to learn more about developing your personal platform?

For my free eBook 7 Reasons Your Organization Suffers from Marketing Malpractice, plus 3 Things to do NOW to Prevent Further Damage, click here.

 


Dr. Steve Greene is the publisher and executive vice president of the media group at Charisma Media and executive producer of the Charisma Podcast Network. His book, Love Leads: The Spiritual Connection Between Your Relationships and Productivity, is now available.

Leaders, Dr. Greene wants to help you understand the spiritual connection between relationships and productivity. Read his new blog, Love Leads.

Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.

Dr. Steve Greene is now sharing stories, teachings, and conversations with guests who lead with love on Love Leads, a new podcast. Listen now.


Help Charisma stay strong for years to come as we report on life in the Spirit. Become an integral part of Charisma’s work by joining Charisma Media Partners. Click here to keep us strong!

Dr. Mark Rutland's

National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL)

The NICL is one of the top leadership training programs in the U.S. taught by Dr. Mark Rutland. If you're the type of leader that likes to have total control over every aspect of your ministry and your future success, the NICL is right for you!

FREE NICL MINI-COURSE - Enroll for 3-hours of training from Dr. Rutland's full leadership course. Experience the NICL and decide if this training is right for you and your team.

Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you’re not growing? Do you need help from an expert in leadership? There is no other leadership training like the NICL. Gain the leadership skills and confidence you need to lead your church, business or ministry. Get ready to accomplish all of your God-given dreams. CLICK HERE for NICL training dates and details.

The NICL Online is an option for any leader with time or schedule constraints. It's also for leaders who want to expedite their training to receive advanced standing for Master Level credit hours. Work through Dr. Rutland's full training from the comfort of your home or ministry at your pace. Learn more about NICL Online. Learn more about NICL Online.

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Charisma Leader — Serving and empowering church leaders