Verse 6: “A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, but knowledge is easy to him who understands.”
In the fictional movie “National Treasure”, the main character is trying to find clues around the country that point to treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers of the United States. In a particular scene, the hero finds a special set of glasses designed by Benjamin Franklin. Making slight adjustment in the multicolored lenses, his is able to read clues written on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Although the clues had always been there, they were not visible to the naked eye and had passed unseen for over 200 years. Seeing these hidden truths required this special set of reading glasses, the hero would never have found the treasure if he did not discover the glasses and how to use them. All of his efforts (as his father warned him) would have be foolish. The bible teaches us in 1 Corinthians that the things of God cannot be seen by human eyes. To see the things of God we must see with spiritual eyes. There are many people that are just like the scoffer mentioned in Proverbs. They will seek wisdom and never find it, because they are seeking with carnal eyes, but as the latter part of the verse says, he who has spiritual eyes will see wisdom easily.
Back to 1 Corinthians, concerning spiritual things Paul says in chapter 2. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Lord, help us to remember that our only means of knowing wisdom and truth is through spiritual revelation. In that, remind us that we must seek you with our heart in submission to what you reveal and avoid at all cost using our carnal eyes to gain understanding . Amen
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