Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul
Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul 

                     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.

Our goal, 

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

and your

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. 

Wisdom enables

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.


Wise persons,

by contrast, have clear purposes

and make thoughtful plans.

They do not simply drift through life as the fool does.


By J.I. Packer





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