12/2- Proverbs 1:5- “Let the wise listen and they will add to their learning.”
The person who doesn’t need to read because they know it all already will not add to their learning. The one who thinks no one has anything to say to them will plateau in their knowledge. But the wise listen. This applies to Advent- the time before Christmas. Christmas should be a time of wonder. It is time to listen to the angels sing; It is time to Hark! (an ancient word for “Listen”). It is time to be filled with wonder and with awe. As we listen to God and not just the noise on TV or radio; or the chatter of text messages and the internet- we hear a more meaningful, deeper voice calling us to add to our learning. Seek to (as Paul says in Phil. 3:10) “Know Him better.”
The magi or wise men were listeners or watchers. They were looking for a king to honor.
Prayer: Lord make me a wise person who listens and learns. May I know you better this Advent season.