Can one be wise?

Can one be wise without the Lord (cf. Jeremiah 8:8-9)? In one respect I suppose this is possible. But the wisdom one has without the Lord is a wisdom that originates in this world. What will that wisdom do for the one who has it? All it will really do is help them meander through this world’s aggravations. On the other hand, if one has the Lord’s wisdom, two things will result: first, it will help a person meander through the morass of this world spiritually unscathed and, second, it will “transport” that person into the next life in the “arms of the Lord.” There are many wise people in this world, but the origin of their wisdom tells you where they are going (cf. Jeremiah 9:23-24). Which wisdom would you like to have?

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