“You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.”
I already touched a little on this verse here, as I looked at the larger passage, but still, this phrase haunts me. Isn’t this us? Our image obsessed culture? So often we value splendor and image, beauty and power over wisdom. What a mistake that is. We take our wisdom for granted, but it can be easily corrupted.
Let us remind ourselves and our youths that wisdom is of far greater value than beauty. We need to search for it and esteem it – in ourselves and in our dates, our friends, our family, our business partners, our heroes, our leaders, etc.
Ask God to show you any areas where you have “corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor,” and ask him to help you change that.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.