“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” Psalm 111:10.
How do I behave when I am around people who are smarter than I am?
I am a techno-midget when it comes to my cell phone. Okay, I know a few things. However, when I am with my two granddaughters, I am all ears when it comes to my phone. I want them to show me how to use it better. If I have been struggling with its use, I assume that they can give me help.
Do I treat God as if He is smarter than I am? Often not. I plunge into things without consulting Him. I mess up and try to work my way out of it without Him.
But what would I do if I really believed He was smart? Neither of those two things in the last paragraph!
I would chase His advice. I would try to remember the things He has already taught me. I would be so attached to Him that every step I took I would be in contact with Him.
Mess up? He’s there to help. I would turn to Him first. I would willingly listen to His corrections.
I like the guidelines in 2 Timothy 3:16: Scripture is good for; showing what is right, showing what is wrong, telling how to get right, and telling how to stay right. That pretty much covers it! His Word is a great source of help.
Conclusion: God is wiser than I am, or ever will be. Will I behave as if that is true?