Does Wisdom Really Come with Age?

M.C Prabhash
Posted November 19, 2020 from Philippines
Does Wisdom Really Come with Age?
Do not focus on your age and what you think people thought of you but rather focus your eyes on Jesus and seek to obey Him, leading by example to other believers for God’s Glory. 

 

When I was young, I used to think that I am less better than older people because of my lack of experience . But the below passage from the Bible gave me a clearer view of how younger people are to respond to life situations. I also have my insights there and hope it will help you too.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV) ☀️

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Insights:

The argument is not without merit that wisdom comes with age. But the Bible doesn’t say that we have to wait for a certain age just to do what God is telling us to do as believers. For me, as long as you truly understand His words as God’s children, then that’s it. You have to do what you have to do as a Christian. Because Wisdom comes from God and it is also because of His Mercy that you are actually able to see these truths in His Words.

Therefore, the moment you are able to understand His Words, all you have to do is to be thankful to God for revealing Himself and worship Him by presenting yourself holy and acceptable in His sight.

Our confidence should be in the Lord!

Our Hope should be in His Words!    …For He, Who promised is faithful.  … For He Who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

And, we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, to Whom we must give account.

So, do not be discouraged my younger sisters. Do not focus on your age and what you think people thought of you but rather focus your eyes on Jesus and seek to obey Him, leading by example to other believers for God’s Glory. 

Remember that He is the Source of all good gifts. He invited us to ask Him for wisdom so that we will also be able to answer everyone about the hope that is in us.

And as Christians, we have every reason in the world to look to God, and not man. So, do not worry, but by prayer with thanksgiving, present to our Good Father all your cares and surely, He will give you peace that passes all understanding that will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.

He is Worthy! He will not withhold good things to those who walk uprightly.

And finally, let us learn from these words from the Apostle Paul,

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

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Nini Mappo
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hello M.C,
Welcome to World Pulse, and congratulations on penning your first post!
Thank you for the encouragement, which is a clear indication of the message that we don;t need to be old to be wise, all we need is the life-giving Spirit of the Living God. It's true that there are elderly people without wisdom, and young ones with plenty of it.

I always love the personification of wisdom in the book of Proverbs--how beautiful and captivating she is, and how she is to be sought above everything else. And in Yahweh's monologue with Job in the last few chapters of the book, how magnificent she is as a kind of personal assistant creation, and God's reiteration that He gives the wild animals wisdom at birth so their young don't die (also said to have been denied the Ostrich which displays no motherly sense).
We need wisdom to live now, more than ever, wisdom to love outside our comfort zones, wisdom to silence our tendencies to be perpetual victims, so that we can be change-makers as ambassadors of heaven.
Your post just got me fired up. Thank you for sharing.
Stay sparkly and blessed!

M.C Prabhash
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hi Nini,

Thank you for the very warm welcome and for the encouragement . I love your insights too.

maeann
Nov 19
Nov 19

Welcome to World Pulse M.C. Your story is your power.

Thank you for sharing your insights about having a feeling of less experience because you are young. When we grow old it's when we realize that it takes time for us to see things around us. Wisdom is what we need, but depends on how we use this wisdom in our lives.

M.C Prabhash
Nov 20
Nov 20

Hi te Mae,

Thank you for your encouragement too and for inspiring me and every woman around the world with your wisdom and compassion. Keep it up!

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 21
Nov 21

Hello MC,
Your title certainly grabbed my attention and I want you to know (as a women with some age) that I am astounded at the brilliance of young people and especially celebrate the wisdom and abilities of so many young women. I remember too, that in my 20's we did a lot to create needed social change despite being seen as "young and too idealistic". And we knew so much less than young people today. Soar on, young sister.

Shirin Dalaki
Nov 23
Nov 23

Yes, I believe wisdom comes with age and welcome to WP.

Jennifer Zeng
Nov 24
Nov 24

Hi M.C.,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. Very thoughtful!