Wisdom of a Child

6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place. Psalm 51:6

There is a lot of truth in the statement “where there is truth and faithfulness, there is wisdom.” Even as David acknowledged his sin, he accepted that God had instilled in us from birth the capacity for truth and wisdom. What we do with it after birth really depends on what we are taught to believe.

For instance, a classic examples is the toddler reaching his hand into the cookie jar. What does he almost inevitably do right before he reaches in? He looks around. Why? Because he knows that what he’s about to do may not be entirely right. If he is caught with the goods in hand, he may even deny it!

Nobody had to teach the child that taking from the cookie jar was wrong. He knew it was. Now if he were to look around before he entered the kitchen, now that’s wisdom!

Would you pray for the young women who think that taking the life of an unborn child is the answer to the problems they now face? Pray that God would take of their blinders.

Pray also for the workers who stand outside these clinics, that they would continue to have compassion in the midst of persecution from the authorities and society in general. They do have a thankless but necessary job.

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