The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom;
and the grace of God was upon Him. -Luke 2:40 NASB
I love how this verse teaches us that Jesus grew in wisdom. I am 66 years old. If life has taught me anything it is that experience, both good and bad, can open us up to become wiser people. The Apostle Paul put it this way:
"When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child.Richard Rohr, in his book "Falling Upward", calls it second half of life thinking. As we grow our quest for knowledge morphs into one for understanding. We are no longer satisfied with things learned with our brains. We long for things understood with our souls. Such is the path of wisdom. A journey from the head to the heart.
But when I grew up, I put away childish things." -1 Corinthians 13:11 NLT
Help us Lord to see past earthly knowledge and embrace heavenly wisdom.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on words in the bible.