Tuesday, July 15

Living Wisely...

This past Sunday evening at our gathering, we talked about wisdom... and how it's SO IMPORTANT to move beyond the question "Is this wrong?" to "Is this wise?" And it is of the utmost importance to learn to ask that on the front end of our decisions, because at the back end... we're there, wondering why in the world did we do what we did. Prov. 4:7 says that "getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do." It's foundational for life. You can save yourself years of heartache and turmoil... or death.

When I was a college freshman at the Univ. of MD, we had one of the greatest basketball players in the country on our campus... his name was Len Bias. His future was set, having just been drafted #1 overall by the Boston Celtics. At the age of 22, he had already achieved stardom... and more was sure to come.

Except it didn't come. One night, while partying with his friends, Len used some cocaine. He wasn't an addict... wasn't even a frequent user. But this one, unwise, seemingly unharmful decision... was fatal. He overdosed... and all that could've been was now gone.

Some decisions embarrass us... some leave us scarred for life... and some decisions take our lives. And it's not just obvious things like drugs... it is our financial decisions, relational decisions, decisions we face on our job... every part of our lives. Learn to ask, and then act rightly upon, the question, "Is this wise?" It might save you loads of heartache... and it might just save your life.

(You can view a trailer of the upcoming movie that chronicles Len's life HERE)

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