Is it better to be smart or to be wise? They both are supported by knowledge. We know through scriptures that those who increase in knowledge also increase in strength. (SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Proverbs 24:5) But what type of strength? Are we comparing being smart or increasing in knowledge with physical strength? What is the nature of street-smarts? Having the ability to secure abroad in any condition and in any environment is an advantage. Does the expression “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”, when it comes to living in New York City have a level of truth? Could it be considered one of the wises proverbs of the 21st century? Wisdom comes from God (SCRIPTURE REFWRENCES: Proverbs 1:7 & 4:7) We then can conclude that wisdom itself is good.
But not all knowledge is good. We can look at the fall of humankind and verify this fact by seeing the consequences of man gaining the knowledge of good and evil. However, is it bad to use all knowledge one has for the good purpose of one being able to prosper. I challenge this level of common sense. It is not so much what knowledge makes us wise or what makes us smart; nevertheless, it is to grasp the reality of having knowledge, yet not being considered a fool. Consider these scriptures; ponder on them for a while- Ephesians 5:15-17: “Be very careful, then, how you live- not unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore. do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” What does it mean to be born in this world, not coming into existence with knowledge, yet conclude the reality that you or something of your level of creation can understand and grasp all meaning of one creation? In other words, how can one believe they can figure out the meaning of life without submitting into the humility of accepting that one did not create life for themselves. Thus, there is a God creator. What does it mean to “carefully consider how you live”? I will say that it is foolish to believe that you are wise enough to know exactly how you got created. One ought to examine their perspective of reality very carefully to grasp a sober judgement of their own fate and how they are to live their lives with an understanding of right and wrong.
What does it take to become homeless? Regardless of financial setbacks, what does it mean to remain homeless? No matter the lifestyle or living conditions we can all conclude that homeless people had a childhood. We all enter the world the same way. Who to blame for the fate of the homeless; the government, the church, the rich, the juridical system, the economic system--- God? My brother is presently homeless. I’m not sure how long he will be living in this condition. I do know that he has been living in this manner for a while. I know my brother has a soul. I claim not to judge him, for, I have my own cross to bear. Nevertheless, I question the judgement of what matrix of life one follows to examine such a state of living. What doctrine supports their philosophy? How do their lifestyle balance with reality? What questions does one ask themselves daily to accept such fate? Who are we to see the wicked as the poor? Or the unholy as our neighbor? Who are we to see pass the environment of our own fate? Who are we to carefully examine our own lives?