Wisdom is not a guaranteed virtue that accompanies age.
Recall the words of Elihu in the book of Job.
“I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives understanding. It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.”Job 32:7-9
(The idea for using this scripture came from David Mathis’ book, Habits of Grace.) Good book!
I wish my grey hair guaranteed wisdom, but it doesn’t! I must pursue wisdom from the primary source, God, “the breath of the Almighty.”
There is a great difference between learning, growing, and changing every year and repeating the same things over and over again — be careful of that trap.
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