"Wisdom begins with respect for the LORD, and understanding begins with knowing the Holy One." (NCV)
What is God saying?
If we truly want to be wise and knowledgeable, we must start by having a relationship with Him.
What is God saying to us today?
In today's world, faith and science seem to be at odds with each other. More than that though, a quickly increasing percentage of our society seems to dismiss religion as foolishness - and religious people as fools. Our world teaches us that wisdom begins by dismissing the supernatural and understanding begins with knowledge of facts and data. But God is telling us that the opposite is true, that if we want to have a proper grasp of the physical world we need to begin by exploring the spiritual. It makes sense that if you want to better understand the purpose, function, and intricacies of a creation (say Facebook), you'd ask the creator (Mark Zuckerberg). It is only by knowing the creator, that we get a true perspective of the creation.
What is God inviting us to do?
Are you facing some challenges that you don't know how to approach? Do you have a big decision to make that has life-altering consequences? God invites us to come spend time with Him, and when we make our relationship with Him a priority, He will give us the wisdom and understanding we need!