Wisdom Sets Goals
The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive Proverbs 14:8
Wisdom teaches us how to set our sights on objectives that are truly worth achieving.
which the Bible insists on,
is the knowledge of God,
the enjoyment of God,
the praise of God,
and the honor of God.
That should always be my
constant aim in everything we do,
so that we may truly live to God's glory.
And we learn how to do this
by reading God's Word
and meditating upon what we read,
the praying God will bless
His Word to our understanding.
The consequent goals include
love, goodwill and care
in all our personal relationships
with family, friends,acquaintances
and casual contacts;
faithfulness in all business dealings; integrity in all community involvements
and all enterprises
in which we lead
and direct others;
and creativity, the quest for order and beauty, in pursuing whatever interests
and hobbies we embrace.
us to formulate and focus our goals in our various fields of activity.
In the Book of Ecclesiastes 2:13-14
the wise man says,
"I saw that there is more
gain in wisdom than in folly,
as there is more gain in light than in darkness.
The wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness."
Part of the implication of "eyes in his head" and "darkness" is that while the wise person sets goals and knows where he or she is going, the fool practices a random kind of living.
Aimlessness in the most fundamental
sense is the sad word
that has to be written over the life of a fool.
by contrast, have clear purposes
and make thoughtful plans.
They do not simply drift through life as the fool does.
By J.I. Packer