August 11, 2021

Wisdom Can Quickly Be Forgotten

Solomon shares with us a story that shows us that Wisdom is not always remembered:  

Ecc 9:13  Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me.

Ecc 9:14  There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it.

Ecc 9:15  But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

Wisdom is quickly forgotten.  We all know Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but does anyone know who was on the ground control team guiding man’s first trip into planetary orbit?  

Kennedy’s fondly quoted “ask not what your country can do for you speech” was co-authored by a man named Ted Sorenson but everyone associates that line with JFK exclusively. 

Often times the most successful feats that are accomplished are done thanks to the wisdom of low key players who don’t get all the accolades.  

Something that we should be mindful of, a lot of the triumphs come at the hands of those who are behind the scenes, and more importantly God’s Providence. 

Christ reminds us it is God who causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  

Next time something big happens or someone gets an award or accomplishes some great feat, we should remember that unnamed people behind the curtain were likely involved and moreover that it, like all things, come by the hand of God. 

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