Sometime within the last year I heard someone say that the most uncommon thing in the world is common sense. The comment seemed kind of funny to me until I thought about it and realized that there's a good bit of truth behind it. Common sense is nothing more than allowing wisdom to be the guide and choosing the wise thing to do over the unwise thing to do. It's interesting to me that David, in Psalm 36, speaks of the wicked person as having "ceased to act wisely…" If the wicked person ceases to act wisely, then we can draw the conclusion that the opposite person chooses to act wisely – chooses to use wisdom as his guide. The one who truly desires to follow Christ must also seek wisdom in his or her day to day activities for it is wisdom that enables a person to make choices that strengthen his relationship with the Lord. The lack of wisdom leads to choices that pull us away from the Lord. Do you seek to use wisdom in your life? Do you pray for it? In James 1 we are challenged to ask God for wisdom if we're lacking in it, and we are promised that He will generously bestow that wisdom upon us.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.