Many things we took for granted as useful are now viewed as useless. For many years I wore a watch and spent money on watches and watch batteries. I needed to get to business meetings on time. I also have a nice camera, but I rarely use it. It is probably good for some purposes, but my compact iPhone does most of the heavy lifting now. Some things, however, never get dated or useless. One of those things is wisdom.

There is something known as “conventional wisdom.” Conventional wisdom often includes ideas or guidelines for life that are generally thought to be true or are the result of expert opinions. But sometimes conventional wisdom is the pooling of mass ignorance. Conventional wisdom in the early days of sailing the ocean said you could sail off the edge of the world. Conventional wisdom was wrong. However, God told man long before man was sailing the oceans for commerce that the earth was a sphere. Isaiah 40:22-23 says, “It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing,  and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.” In other words, if you view the earth from any point in space it appears to be a circle projected on the darkness of space surrounding it.

The ESV translates Isaiah 25:1 this way: “O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.” In Romans 11:33, after talking about God’s salvation plan, the Apostle Paul breaks out with, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Isaiah 25:1 Counsels of Old

For those willing to accept wisdom from others, which is commendable, may I suggest that you go to the One who has depth of riches of wisdom and knowledge? His wisdom is never dated or flawed in any area or aspect of life.