Be One with Wisdom

The book of Proverbs is all about Wisdom, more importantly what your life would be like if you followed its instructions. This week, Alli is going to dive deeper into what a life full of Wisdom would look like.

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    - Well, hey, welcome to Crossroads.
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    My name is Andy and I lead Crossroads Anywhere,
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    which is our community of people online
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    and all over the world who call Crossroads home.
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    But something you need to know about our church is that
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    we are not about just staying put.
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    We are about going.
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    We believe that following Jesus leads to an adventurous life.
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    And actually, as part of that, we're going to be joined
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    by one of our incredible partners from South Africa
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    who will be on stage sharing about some of
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    the amazing work that our church is doing
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    all the way over in South Africa.
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    Now, today, we're wrapping up our deep dive
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    on the topic of wisdom and how we get it
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    and what godly wisdom looks like.
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    And we'll be hearing from Alli about
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    how wisdom actually leads to a better life.
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    But before we do that, we're going to spend some time
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    actually connecting with God.
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    And that might sound crazy, but we believe that
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    music is an incredible tool to help us connect
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    with the God of the universe,
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    helps us understand more of who He is
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    and more of who He's made us to be.
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    So use these words, use these songs, use these lyrics
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    as the opening dialog
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    in a conversation between you and God.
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    - I had somebody come up to me a few weeks ago
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    and just say, "Hey, that line in that song,
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    I need to sing that more and more.
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    Everything stolen and lost, He's taken it back.
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    Everything in my past stolen and lost,
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    everything that feels broken, my God is taking it back.
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    My God's a restorer, a repairer, right?
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    That's who He is. That's the work He does.
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    And I know this, in a room this size, online
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    or in this space with us, some of you find it easier
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    this week to say those words and have that hope.
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    And I know because of some of the phone calls
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    I got this week that some of you have had
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    one of the worst weeks of your life.
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    And so to cling to that hope cost you something this week.
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    But to all of us, God says, "That's who I am.
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    Don't forget. When the world feels hopeless, I'm Your hope.
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    I'm a repairer, a restorer,
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    the one who enters the mess every single time."
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    In the picture of Jesus, the picture of Jesus
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    on the cross laying his life down is the perfect picture
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    of reminding us who God is
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    and what He does, time and time again.
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    Listen to this verse from one of
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    the earliest followers of Jesus, a guy named Paul.
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    He writes this in 2 Corinthians.
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    He says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
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    he's a new creation.
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    The old is passed away, a new life has begun.
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    And all this is from God who, through Christ,
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    reconciled us to Himself."
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    See, God recognizes brokenness and separation.
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    And rather than pulling back, He entered in,
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    because that's what He does.
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    And that's what we remember in these songs.
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    And then Jesus gave us an ancient practice to remember Him
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    and remember that Ge's a restorer and a repairer.
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    And that practice is called communion,
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    where we take bread
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    that represents His body broken for us,
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    and juice or wine
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    that represents His blood poured out for us,
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    that He laid down His life that I might find life.
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    And never forget it.
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    So when you walked in, you found a packet.
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    Maybe you were handed a packet, a little juice packet.
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    If not, raise your hand and you can have mine.
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    If not, raise your hand.
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    We'll have some people come around, but.
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    This right here is a simple common way.
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    There's nothing fancy about it.
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    It's a simple way for us to remember.
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    Thank you, Daniel.
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    It's a simple way for us to remember that our God
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    is a repairer and a restorer and a redeemer.
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    It's a way for me to say I don't want to forget
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    and I receive Your Grace.
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    Jesus said, "Do this in remembrance of me."
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    And here's the thing, I don't think Jesus said,
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    "Do this in remembrance of me to check a box."
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    I don't think he said, "Do this in remembrance of me
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    because it's the do and not a don't."
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    I don't think He said it's a rule.
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    I think Jesus said, 'Do this in remembrance of me,
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    because the world's going to hit you
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    and you need to remember that I am your hope.
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    You need to remember in the brokenness
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    I restore things back to how they were meant to be."
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    And so He said, do this common thing,
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    every time you do it and remember that
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    I'm the repairer and the restorer.
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    And so for some of you, you may be in here
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    and you may go, "Man, I don't know Jesus.
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    I don't know the story of Jesus.
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    I don't follow Him or believe in Him yet."
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    Wonderful. You're in the right place, right?
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    You're in the right place.
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    This practice is not meant to be exclusive,
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    but it is meant to be sincere.
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    And so by taking it, I say, "I sincerely receive
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    Your whole grace that wipes me clean."
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    By taking it, I say, "I receive Your sacrifice for me."
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    By taking it, I say,
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    "I sincerely receive You as my Savior
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    and my King and I'll follow You."
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    And so if you can sincerely say that,
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    together we're going to take this. All right?
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    So take off the first layer.
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    Hold this wafer.
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    Just take a deep breath.
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    This is remembrance of Jesus,
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    that it's His sacrifice and not ours that gives us life.
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    So take His body, broken for you.
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    Eat it and live.
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    And you peel back the second layer, if you can.
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    If you've got big thumbs. I'm sorry.
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    You peel back that second layer.
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    This juice represents the blood of Jesus
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    poured out for you and me to give us life.
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    Take and drink and live.
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    You take that, you receive Him as Savior and King.
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    This next song might be new for you,
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    but it allows me to say,
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    "Let me listen to the whole story of Jesus
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    and because of that, I will no longer live for myself.
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    I want to live for You." It goes like this.
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    It's aspirational and saying this is what I'm aiming for.
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    So in sincerity, let's lift our hands and sing.
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    - How about one more time?
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    Let me pray for us. God, that applause is for You.
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    Because so many of us in this space have said,
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    "You are my King, you are a Rescuer,
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    and I give my life to You because
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    You can do far more with it than I sure can.
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    My hands lifted up or my voice lifted up,
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    not a statement of perfection.
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    A statement of abandoning myself,
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    a statement of laying my life down
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    because you laid Yours down.
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    A statement of surrender that says,
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    I know it's crazy, but when I lay my life down,
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    I actually find it because You're a good King.
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    I praise You this morning.
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    And I pray all this because of you, Jesus. Amen. Amen.
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    - Well, hey, whether you've been around Crossroads
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    five minutes or five years, you need to know about
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    this place that Crossroads is not a church that stays put.
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    We are always doing something new,
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    and honestly, always going some place new.
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    I remember early on in my time at Crossroads,
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    I got invited to, not just metaphorically go some place,
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    but to literally go some place.
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    And it took me halfway around the world
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    to a place called Johannesburg, South Africa.
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    And it's actually where Philip Shapiro,
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    one of our amazing partners who leads an organization
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    called Build The Future in South Africa.
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    He's here, and I want him to tell us a little bit
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    about Build The Future
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    and the work you guys are doing in Johannesburg.
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    - So Build The Future works with kids in communities,
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    kids that can't go to a preschool for whatever reason,
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    they can't afford it.
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    And we feed and educate these kids
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    and take them off the streets.
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    - Poverty, HIV and Aids, like, unemployment,
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    the unemployment rate is about 50%.
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    There's just lots and lots and lots of need.
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    Tell us about some of the things that you guys offer
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    and tell us about what it would look like if, man,
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    let's say some folks wanted to join you
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    on a trip there this summer.
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    - Well, trips are amazing.
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    People come out and they get to do so many things with us.
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    And by doing that, partnering with us so that
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    when they go back, we continue with the work.
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    And some of those things are meal packing.
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    They get team working with the teachers and teaching the kids,
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    and they also get to do some gardening,
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    often some time building.
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    There's some building projects that we set up this fall.
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    Next year, we're hoping to get to build some schools
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    with groups coming out.
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    - I remember, I think it was 2014, 2015,
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    I went to Johannesburg and we did the meal packing.
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    We got the food ready.
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    And you said on an average time,
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    how many meals would you guys prepare?
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    - Well, depending on what meals they offer,
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    it's like a meals to go type feeding.
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    It's about 11,800 meals.
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    - I just remember a whole bus full.
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    There was a bus that we rode in
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    and there was a bus just full of food.
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    And we drove out to one of these informal settlements
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    where there's tens of thousands of people
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    in a really, really small area where the need is really great.
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    And I remember meeting these kids,
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    getting to introduce myself, getting to play with them,
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    getting to distribute food to thousands
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    and thousands of people, and then getting to pray with them.
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    I remember going into one of these small
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    sort of informal homes and actually getting to pray
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    with a guy who was really, really -- he was bedridden,
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    suffering with with Aids and HIV.
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    And sorry, he was bedridden, just suffering with HIV
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    and getting to pray for him and getting to, man,
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    it changed the way I think about prayer, honestly.
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    It's changed the way that I think about God,
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    changed the way that I look for Him to show up in dark places
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    and has raised my level of faith that God wants to do
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    good things even in really difficult situations.
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    - Yeah, people often come to try and make a change,
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    and they do in a small way, but often they'll come back
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    and they actually are changed more.
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    And that's exciting to see.
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    - Absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah.
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    I would say if you're interested or maybe even open
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    to the idea of going some place,
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    of not just staying in your comfort zone,
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    not just staying put, but going some place,
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    hey, you should consider it.
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    It might change your life.
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    And I don't think that's hyperbole.
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    I'm not overselling something.
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    It is one of those things that can just
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    change your perspective and really, really powerful ways.
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    And I'm just super thankful we've got amazing partners
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    like you guys and Build The Future that we get to work with
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    because you guys know more than we do.
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    You've got experience, you are boots on the ground,
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    you're there every day.
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    So we're super thankful for you.
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    - Yeah, we thank, we really appreciate Crossroads
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    and all the work you do with us and it's incredible to,
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    yeah, just work.
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    We've been working for many years together
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    and seen a lot of good and a lot of change.
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    - Love it, love it.
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    Well, hey, I just want you to know,
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    if you give to Crossroads,
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    you're not just giving to Crossroads.
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    Like, I think it's really important that you know that
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    you're also giving to Build The Future
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    and tons of other amazing, amazing partners
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    all over the world doing life saving work
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    every day around the globe.
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    So if you want to join the team of faithful givers
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    who makes all this stuff happen, you can head to
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    Now we're going to jump in to our message
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    hearing from Alli Patterson
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    about what wisdom can do for you.
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    We all want a life that works.
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    We buy books, we listen to podcasts,
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    and we follow gurus who promise the secret to what we crave:
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    a life full of meaning, connection, fun and adventure.
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    We look to those who have done well before us
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    and we ask ourselves, How can I get some of that?
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    We seek knowledge and understanding,
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    but we need something deeper:
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    we need wisdom.
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    The Bible gives us a path to wisdom
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    laid out in three Old Testament books,
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    often called The Wisdom Literature.
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    Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job are the roadmap
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    to understanding where godly wisdom comes from
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    and what God has to say about how to live our lives well.
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    - Hey, everyone, good morning. My name is Alli Patterson.
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    It's so good to be with you this weekend here at Crossroads.
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    Thanks for spending part of a summer weekend here with me.
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    And we have been in the wisdom books of the Bible
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    for most of the summer so far,
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    and we're going to wrap that up today.
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    We've done topics like how to use your time,
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    wisdom in suffering, how to handle conflict.
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    I promise you, we could do every week for the rest of the year
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    and we may never hit the question
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    that you walked in here thinking about today.
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    I have a list.
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    I'm sure you have a list of just topics
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    that you would love God's wisdom on
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    that are swirling in your mind all the time.
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    Mine are things like: Where should my son go to college?
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    I've got some questions about my work.
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    What's this nagging feeling I can't get rid of this week?
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    Should I make this new commitment with my time?
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    We always have these questions
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    we would love for God to speak into.
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    I personally would love it if there was
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    an audible voice from heaven, or at least
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    some, like, standardized checklist I could use, right?
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    But God doesn't tend to work like that.
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    He's actually offering us something else
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    as a source for the ongoing need for wisdom in our life.
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    So let me pray for us as we start here today.
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    Lord, thank you for being present with us.
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    I pray that you would become the source of wisdom
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    for all of us as we leave here today.
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    Help my words to be clear and true and helpful.
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    In Jesus' name. Amen.
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    Seems like whenever we get to the other side
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    of one of those issues in our life
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    that we need God's wisdom for,
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    whether we feel like we got it or not,
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    there's two more things waiting to take its place.
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    And so today we're going to try to get
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    all the way down to the source,
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    because if we have ongoing need, then we need to know
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    where is wisdom coming from on an ongoing basis,
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    where does it originate, where does it start?
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    And that's the question that we're going to deal with
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    in the passage that we're going to look at today,
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    because we need an ongoing flow.
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    We're going to jump into the very end of
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    the quintessential book of wisdom, the Book of Proverbs.
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    Proverbs has a very clear conclusion to the book.
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    And as we read this conclusion to
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    the Book of Proverbs together today,
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    you're going to meet someone
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    whose life is really working out,
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    almost like in an irritating way, working out.
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    Everything is going well.
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    Her husband adores her. Her work is thriving.
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    And you know something is really crazy because her kids,
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    they stand up and praise her in public. In public.
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    Now, my daughter walked by me at the pool the other day
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    and pretended that she didn't know who I was.
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    I was like, "Hey, hey." I nudged my husband.
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    I was like, "What was that?
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    Did she just act like she didn't know who I was?"
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    That never happens to this lady.
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    You might know her if you've read this passage
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    from Proverbs as the wife of noble character.
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    And many of us have been taught that this is
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    a passage written and for primarily wives.
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    And in fact wives, if you have thought that, that's fine.
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    It's definitely wisdom for you.
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    But that's not actually why this section of Proverbs was written.
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    That's not actually what it's primarily about.
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    It is primarily about concluding the book in a way
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    that wraps up every theme of wisdom
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    that's presented in the Book of Proverbs,
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    and it does it through one woman because
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    wisdom is a feminine noun in the Hebrew language.
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    So we get this fully embodied look
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    at what wisdom is like in one life.
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    Now, how do I know this?
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    I know it because of the form that this passage is written in.
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    Flash back to your seventh grade grammar class.
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    Maybe you learned about some- thing called an acrostic poem.
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    The final part of Proverbs 31 is written as an acrostic poem.
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    Now acrostic poems, they take the first letter
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    and whatever's going down the page,
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    if you follow the first letter, it has meaning.
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    I thought I would share one with you
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    that I dug out of some old papers at my house.
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    I was once given this acrostic poem.
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    Most of them are slightly more inspirational than this one,
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    but I think we can all agree it could have been worse.
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    It could have been worse.
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    I'm mostly there.
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    That's an acrostic poem.
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    That's the form of the end of Proverbs 31,
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    only the beginning of every letter,
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    it goes straight down in order the Hebrew alphabet.
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    We are literally reading the ABCs of Wisdom.
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    It's a summation.
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    And so I want you to listen and take in Proverbs 31,
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    the conclusion to this book.
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    And maybe it'll hit a little different today
  • 00:33:05
    knowing a little bit more about it.
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    - She is wisdom.
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    She is being embodied as wisdom itself
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    worked out in one culturally relevant life
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    for the time that it was written.
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    And she's pretty amazing, right?
  • 00:35:34
    Like wisdom has strength. Wisdom has confidence.
  • 00:35:37
    Wisdom isn't laying in bed at 3:00 in the morning
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    anxiously wondering what to do.
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    Wisdom has vision and always moves toward
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    success and gain and profitability.
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    And I don't know about you,
  • 00:35:50
    but when I first got back into that passage,
  • 00:35:52
    I started thinking, Did you see how many things
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    she made with her hands?
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    I started thinking I should have paid
  • 00:35:58
    a little more attention in Home EC class in eighth grade.
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    I was like, Hmm, maybe wisdom sews better than I do.
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    You know what I was doing in eighth grade home EC class?
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    I happened to sit by the refrigerator
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    that was in the room
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    and we found a pack of hot dogs in the refrigerator.
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    I don't even know why that's funny,
  • 00:36:15
    but we used to mess around with these hot dogs.
  • 00:36:17
    This woman, I don't -- whatever. We were in eighth grade.
  • 00:36:20
    This woman is not messing around with hot dogs.
  • 00:36:23
    Her whole life is being run through wisdom,
  • 00:36:28
    the wisdom of God.
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    And we can see where it gets hurt and what it gets her.
  • 00:36:32
    But what we don't know is how is she doing this?
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    We're going to ask the question, how three times today.
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    How, how, how?
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    Because the third one is going to get us
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    all the way to the source of this fountain of wisdom
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    that's at the bottom of her life.
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    In the first question, how, how is she doing this?
  • 00:36:53
    We have to ask because it's all going very, very, very well.
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    And as I look through that passage
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    and I read it a million times,
  • 00:37:05
    what I see is that wisdom begins with some kind of sight.
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    She's seeing something. She's seeing something,
  • 00:37:13
    and so she moves in certain directions.
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    She sees things, and so she takes certain opportunities.
  • 00:37:18
    She sees people and treats them a certain way.
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    She sees wisdom, somehow the source of wisdom
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    has to do with giving us some kind of sight.
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    Listen to some of the things that you just heard.
  • 00:37:30
    She considers a field and buys it.
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    She sees something in the field.
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    She sees an opportunity.
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    She decides what to do with that field.
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    She sees where to invest.
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    She selects wool and flax. She selects it.
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    She doesn't just randomly come across it.
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    She sees it and chooses it, and she does it wisely.
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    And in case you're fuzzy about a distaff,
  • 00:37:51
    did anyone catch that word?
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    She puts her hands to the distaff.
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    In case you don't have one of those at home,
  • 00:37:57
    it's a piece of equipment that takes
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    that wool and flax and turns it into yarn
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    so she can make all the things that she was making.
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    So she not only sees the quality and the materials
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    and the opportunities, but she also sees
  • 00:38:11
    what she needs to turn resources into gain.
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    She sees the whole process. She can read the market.
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    She knows exactly who's coming to buy those babies,
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    seemingly before they even show up.
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    She sees in a way that we don't always see.
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    She doesn't just see what too, she sees who.
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    She sees several different whos
  • 00:38:33
    that sometimes we tend to overlook in our life.
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    Let me ask you a question:
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    Are the closest people in your life, your core,
  • 00:38:40
    your household, whoever that is, are they the first ones
  • 00:38:43
    to stand up and sing your praise?
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    Do they think that you're doing your life right?
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    Hers do.
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    Sometimes we overlook the people that are right in front of us,
  • 00:38:54
    and also question.
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    She always seems to go toward gain.
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    But then we get the one verse
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    about she opens her arms to the poor
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    and extends her hands to the needy.
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    Why is she doing that? What is she seeing?
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    What do the poor have to do with a thriving life?
  • 00:39:14
    What does wisdom see that we don't see?
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    And who doesn't want this kind of wisdom, right?
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    This would be very, very helpful for us
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    if we could have access to a source of wisdom
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    that would even tell us a tenth of what we're reading
  • 00:39:28
    in this conclusion to this book.
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    We would know what employees to hire.
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    Which ones we're going to work out for us over time
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    to benefit the business that you just started.
  • 00:39:38
    Or we could see all kinds of opportunities to build skills.
  • 00:39:42
    Maybe you need to learn a language,
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    whatever is going to be the key that opens God's will
  • 00:39:47
    for a certain part of your life.
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    We would love this.
  • 00:39:50
    Do you ever watch somebody or something
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    and wonder how are they not seeing it?
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    I realized I was doing this with a show I've been watching
  • 00:39:59
    with my kids a little bit off and on this summer.
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    Just something silly that we are entertained by.
  • 00:40:04
    It's a show called Tiny House Hunters.
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    I don't know if you've ever seen those shows
  • 00:40:09
    where they shop for different properties or houses
  • 00:40:11
    and you get to see like three different ones
  • 00:40:13
    that they go to and which one they pick.
  • 00:40:15
    Only this one is for tiny houses.
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    It's people that are drastically downsizing.
  • 00:40:21
    You know what? More power to them.
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    It makes me sweat a little bit
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    because we've got six people in my house.
  • 00:40:25
    So living in 125ft² sounds very panic inducing to me.
  • 00:40:30
    But love it, great.
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    Only every single time they walk in
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    and the first house they look at, I see the same thing.
  • 00:40:38
    My kids are like, "Mom, you need to calm down about this."
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    But every single time I'm like, "How are they not seeing this?"
  • 00:40:44
    They come in and they're looking around
  • 00:40:46
    and they're like, "You know,
  • 00:40:50
    I was really hoping for some more storage."
  • 00:40:54
    And I'm like, "It's 125ft². You didn't see that one coming?
  • 00:40:59
    Like, you didn't see that
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    you weren't going to have enough storage in this place?
  • 00:41:03
    How are you not seeing this?"
  • 00:41:05
    Sometimes we look at each other's lives
  • 00:41:07
    and we can see ways that we're not seeing clearly,
  • 00:41:11
    that we're not operating in wisdom.
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    But wisdom does give us glimpses.
  • 00:41:17
    We get these little shining, wonderful glimpses
  • 00:41:21
    of where wisdom actually is.
  • 00:41:23
    And you know what I'm talking about.
  • 00:41:25
    Sometime when something punches through and you're like,
  • 00:41:27
    "I can see it, I understand how much that's worth,
  • 00:41:30
    even if I have to be a little poorer or get hot or tired."
  • 00:41:34
    I think Greg's probably all of those things
  • 00:41:36
    in Nicaragua right now, but.
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    I thought about this when my kids were at camp.
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    We do camps here at Crossroads for our students.
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    I happen to have two high schoolers
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    and two middle schoolers right now,
  • 00:41:48
    and they all went to camp with Crossroads.
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    And I thought, I started thinking about this,
  • 00:41:52
    about I wonder if you could foresee the trajectory
  • 00:41:56
    changing nature of what takes place at that camp,
  • 00:42:00
    would we have volunteers like lining up
  • 00:42:03
    around the block to go be a part of that?
  • 00:42:06
    I believe that's what's taking place there.
  • 00:42:08
    We sent like 1600 kids to camp.
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    Only four of them were mine.
  • 00:42:12
    I don't know what percentage that is, higher than most,
  • 00:42:14
    but one of those kids, he texted me from high school camp
  • 00:42:17
    and he has a summer job
  • 00:42:19
    and gets paid through an app on his phone.
  • 00:42:22
    And he texted me from camp and he said,
  • 00:42:24
    "Hey, mom, I just wanted to let you know
  • 00:42:26
    that for the very first time I set up an account
  • 00:42:28
    and I tithed my own paycheck."
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    And I, of course, I'm happy for that.
  • 00:42:35
    But why am I happy for that?
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    I'm happy because I can see a little glimpse of
  • 00:42:40
    where that is going to go in his life.
  • 00:42:43
    I've been down that road and I can see something he can't see
  • 00:42:47
    that he is aligning himself with the nature of God
  • 00:42:52
    and the character of God and the priorities of God
  • 00:42:54
    in a way that you can't always see ahead of time.
  • 00:42:58
    And so I was so delighted with that.
  • 00:43:00
    And I just thought, man, every now and then we do,
  • 00:43:03
    we see these little glimpses of that true worth,
  • 00:43:07
    that godly wisdom.
  • 00:43:08
    And in the passage, Proverbs 31, the end of this book,
  • 00:43:12
    wisdom, the totality of wisdom is not sight.
  • 00:43:14
    There's a lot more to it, right?
  • 00:43:16
    You could break that down and you could find
  • 00:43:18
    how she's working, eager hands, strong arms,
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    you know, ready for the task.
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    There's all kinds of other things
  • 00:43:25
    about what her attitude is.
  • 00:43:27
    Maybe you caught the part at the end
  • 00:43:29
    where it says she can laugh at the days to come.
  • 00:43:31
    She's light hearted because, why?
  • 00:43:33
    Because she sees something.
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    Even the parts of wisdom that aren't really about seeing,
  • 00:43:40
    the working out of that in your life, they start.
  • 00:43:43
    And that's what we want to know: Where's the beginning?
  • 00:43:47
    And the beginning is somehow the ability
  • 00:43:51
    to see things you can't quite see.
  • 00:43:53
    A few months back, I had this in my own life.
  • 00:43:56
    I didn't really know what I was walking into at the time.
  • 00:43:59
    I just knew this part of my life is really irritating me.
  • 00:44:04
    It's not right. I can feel it, you know?
  • 00:44:06
    I was just behaving out of character.
  • 00:44:08
    Sometimes I would get super irritated.
  • 00:44:11
    Like, I'm a pretty steady person and I have these flashes
  • 00:44:14
    of like irritation and I give up and I don't want to do this.
  • 00:44:17
    Or then there would be a day
  • 00:44:19
    where something would work right.
  • 00:44:20
    And I would go, "Yes, I'm amazing at this," you know?
  • 00:44:23
    And I could just feel that it just was out of whack.
  • 00:44:28
    The aspect of my life that this was about sounds a little silly.
  • 00:44:31
    I'm talking about social media.
  • 00:44:34
    I know that sounds a little silly, like,
  • 00:44:36
    it shouldn't have the power to make me
  • 00:44:37
    respond in different ways, but I could feel that I wasn't --
  • 00:44:43
    I was missing something.
  • 00:44:44
    And so I began to ask God, like, "Hey, you know,
  • 00:44:48
    I don't really like this. I'm not enjoying it."
  • 00:44:50
    And may I just make a side note and say
  • 00:44:52
    I feel like I'm pretty reasonable with it?
  • 00:44:54
    I'm only on two channels of social media.
  • 00:44:58
    I don't feel like I'm addicted to it.
  • 00:44:59
    I do a lot of it because of my work.
  • 00:45:02
    I would have told you before, "This is fine.
  • 00:45:05
    I'm probably on the part of the spectrum
  • 00:45:09
    that's not too crazy with it."
  • 00:45:12
    But I knew I was missing something
  • 00:45:14
    by the way that I was responding to it.
  • 00:45:16
    So I came up with this little idea:
  • 00:45:18
    I'm going to take a break.
  • 00:45:19
    I thought going in, this is just about
  • 00:45:22
    me not wanting to come up with stuff because
  • 00:45:24
    social media is a monster. Right?
  • 00:45:25
    What are you going to post? What are you going to say?
  • 00:45:28
    You know? Do you have a picture for it?
  • 00:45:30
    Does it sound good? What are you going to tweet today?
  • 00:45:32
    You know, I mean, there's all kinds.
  • 00:45:34
    I just thought I was tired of coming up with things,
  • 00:45:36
    so I thought, that'll help. I'll just take a little break.
  • 00:45:38
    The algorithm is going to punish me for it.
  • 00:45:40
    I'll probably lose a bunch of followers, but I need a break.
  • 00:45:43
    I'm not going to worry about it.
  • 00:45:44
    So a little bit at a time, I realized
  • 00:45:48
    maybe this break needs to be a little longer than I thought.
  • 00:45:51
    And I decided I'm going to take the entire month of July,
  • 00:45:54
    30 days completely off of any social media.
  • 00:45:57
    And on the night of June 30th,
  • 00:45:59
    I tried to talk myself out of it.
  • 00:46:02
    Because I was like, "Well, I'm not going to see
  • 00:46:04
    all you people I enjoy seeing.
  • 00:46:07
    I like to keep up with my friends lives.
  • 00:46:09
    I'm afraid I'm going to miss something.
  • 00:46:10
    And what about all the, you know, I don't know
  • 00:46:14
    the secret to all the algorithms and who sees what,
  • 00:46:16
    but I'm pretty sure they're not going to like it.
  • 00:46:20
    Maybe I shouldn't take that long of a break."
  • 00:46:22
    But I went ahead and went for it.
  • 00:46:23
    And here we are on July 30th.
  • 00:46:27
    We are 30 days in and I haven't opened it up,
  • 00:46:30
    scrolled it or posted on it for 30 days.
  • 00:46:34
    And I'll tell you what, what I thought it was about
  • 00:46:37
    is not at all what it was about.
  • 00:46:40
    I brought my journal because I've been going into
  • 00:46:43
    about every week I would go and make some notes.
  • 00:46:46
    And I thought maybe I would share with you
  • 00:46:50
    a couple of the things that now I can see.
  • 00:46:54
    So pretty quickly,
  • 00:46:55
    I wrote this down sometime after the first week.
  • 00:46:58
    I said, "I realize I am afraid professionally.
  • 00:47:03
    It makes me feel like I'm not doing anything
  • 00:47:06
    to help the work that I want to do."
  • 00:47:09
    Now let's take a pause.
  • 00:47:11
    What's the work I want to do?
  • 00:47:12
    I would like to share the gospel with people.
  • 00:47:14
    That's my job and I love to do it.
  • 00:47:17
    I love to do it in writing and speaking,
  • 00:47:18
    and any other form I can.
  • 00:47:20
    Who opens the door for that?
  • 00:47:23
    Is it Instagram? Or is it God?
  • 00:47:29
    But here I am realizing like, "Oh my gosh,
  • 00:47:31
    I'm counting on this for something
  • 00:47:34
    I didn't realize I was counting on it for."
  • 00:47:36
    That's very interesting.
  • 00:47:37
    Now, observation number two, a couple of days later.
  • 00:47:41
    It's really obvious to me for some reason
  • 00:47:43
    that my friendships aren't as well developed as I thought.
  • 00:47:54
    - [indiscernible] - Right.
  • 00:47:56
    Couple days later, here's the next one.
  • 00:47:59
    "I have a high desire to consume content
  • 00:48:03
    and I find myself reaching for better things."
  • 00:48:08
    Even the good content, right, is at best,
  • 00:48:11
    it's good things in a bite sized way.
  • 00:48:14
    At worst, it's junk food.
  • 00:48:15
    And I realized like, Oh, I'm reading articles I want to read,
  • 00:48:19
    I'm reading books more.
  • 00:48:20
    I'm actually taking in things that are more helpful,
  • 00:48:24
    deeper, better things for me to digest, because
  • 00:48:28
    I guess that's not what I'm reaching for anymore.
  • 00:48:33
    This one was fascinating. Did not see this one coming.
  • 00:48:37
    "Social media seems to keep me away from my inner life.
  • 00:48:41
    I notice the ups and downs of my own soul a lot more."
  • 00:48:48
    We have this incredible desire to participate
  • 00:48:53
    in the lives of others, to do what we do professionally,
  • 00:48:55
    to have friends, to keep up with each other's lives.
  • 00:48:58
    And those are all awesome things.
  • 00:49:00
    Those are like a number one desires.
  • 00:49:04
    But I didn't see that this is the thing that
  • 00:49:07
    I was counting on to fulfill some of those.
  • 00:49:10
    I only left, I will make a confession,
  • 00:49:13
    I left one social media channel because
  • 00:49:15
    I only follow like ten people on it.
  • 00:49:17
    It's called BeReal. Does anyone have BeReal?
  • 00:49:21
    It's not a big deal.
  • 00:49:22
    There's a little timer that goes off
  • 00:49:24
    and you just take a picture of whatever you're doing.
  • 00:49:27
    And since I didn't have to create anything for it,
  • 00:49:29
    I thought, "No big deal."
  • 00:49:30
    All I'm friends with is like about
  • 00:49:31
    a dozen of my teenage friends, my teenagers' friends,
  • 00:49:36
    and like five people that are in their 20s
  • 00:49:38
    that work here at Crossroads.
  • 00:49:39
    That's about the extent of my BeReal community.
  • 00:49:41
    But all of a sudden I'm on BeReal and I'm like,
  • 00:49:44
    "What are they doing today?
  • 00:49:46
    You know, are they at UDF? What kind of milkshake is that?
  • 00:49:49
    Is that where they're sitting in that picture?"
  • 00:49:51
    You know, I'm like very interested in these 17 people
  • 00:49:55
    that are on BeReal because we do,
  • 00:49:57
    we have these deep desires to connect,
  • 00:50:01
    these desires to participate
  • 00:50:03
    in the life that each other is living.
  • 00:50:06
    And the question is, where do we think that's coming from?
  • 00:50:09
    What's the source of that really?
  • 00:50:12
    Is it social media? Is it something else?
  • 00:50:14
    Anyway, I thought this was just about
  • 00:50:16
    giving me a break from having to think up captions
  • 00:50:20
    and God had something else completely in mind.
  • 00:50:23
    He showed me so many things
  • 00:50:25
    and they all boiled down to one thing:
  • 00:50:28
    the desire was good and I was filling it
  • 00:50:30
    with something that was counterfeit,
  • 00:50:32
    that was counterfeit.
  • 00:50:33
    And the Book of Proverbs says this over and over
  • 00:50:36
    and over again, that to the voice of wisdom,
  • 00:50:39
    there is always a counterfeit voice.
  • 00:50:42
    And she is also embodied as a woman, and her name is Folly.
  • 00:50:47
    And we meet folly early in the Book of Proverbs.
  • 00:50:49
    And if you follow her all the way through,
  • 00:50:51
    you realize by the time you get to this conclusion,
  • 00:50:54
    we are meeting the fullness of lady wisdom,
  • 00:50:57
    and all the way through her foil is folly.
  • 00:50:59
    And guess where folly is?
  • 00:51:00
    She's always there. She's right there.
  • 00:51:03
    When you go, "I don't know what to do.
  • 00:51:05
    I don't know what to do. I need wisdom."
  • 00:51:08
    Folly is there too.
  • 00:51:09
    Listen to this in Proverbs 9.
  • 00:51:11
    I want you to hear that they both have a call.
  • 00:51:14
    I want you to listen to the words of the call of wisdom.
  • 00:51:17
    Here's what she says:
  • 00:51:26
    And we'll get to that in a second.
  • 00:51:28
    And now here's the call of lady folly.
  • 00:51:42
    The exact same call.
  • 00:51:45
    You need wisdom? You need to know what to do?
  • 00:51:47
    You don't know which way to turn?
  • 00:51:49
    You don't know where to invest?
  • 00:51:50
    You don't know which way to go?
  • 00:51:52
    "I have the answer," they both say.
  • 00:51:54
    "I know what to do. Come here. Follow me."
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    And we learn through the book of Proverbs,
  • 00:52:00
    this lady folly, she likes to hoist herself up.
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    She sits at the high points of the city.
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    She's always there.
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    You need to make a turn? Her voice is there, too.
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    And they both offer us something.
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    They both offer us fulfillment.
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    They both offer us nourishment.
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    They both offer us the answer to these God given desires
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    that our life would thrive.
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    Listen to what lady wisdom goes on to say.
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    And lady folly, she says:
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    Friends, the pursuit of wisdom that we see
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    embodied in this passage at the end of Proverbs,
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    it's a tricky business because everywhere you look
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    there is the same promise, the same fulfillment being made
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    by something that ultimately will never lead us to life.
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    I didn't know.
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    You don't see what you don't see.
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    So how do you deal with it?
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    We have to ask our how again, our how, our second how.
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    Our second how is how is she doing this?
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    How is this person pulling this off all the time?
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    What is her secret to always choosing
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    what's going to lead her to life
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    when there's these two voices constantly calling her?
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    And the answer is buried in one turn of phrase
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    at the very end of that very long passage.
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    The whole thing celebrates all the properties of wisdom.
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    And then we hear this, second to the last verse.
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    A woman who fears the Lord.
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    That's the only encapsulation that we get
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    of what exactly is going on here,
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    how she's pulling this off.
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    A woman who fears the Lord.
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    If you want to see with wisdom,
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    she's doing it through the fear of the Lord.
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    Now that phrase might feel a little old school,
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    but it's all the way through the Bible.
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    I'm going to venture a guess that your favorite sermon
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    is not entitled The Fear of the Lord.
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    It just doesn't sound pleasant to talk about, right?
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    It doesn't sound like we should have to be afraid of God.
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    So what is this?
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    What is the fear of the Lord?
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    Because it's helping her.
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    It's leading her to gain in life
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    and to relationships and thriving.
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    And the fear of the Lord through Scripture is a proper alignment.
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    That's how I would -- that's how --
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    the first thing that I would call it is a proper alignment.
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    To understand that there is a God and that we are lower.
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    We are submitted to that God, we are not Him.
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    And there's all kinds of ways that the Lord is called.
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    And it's good to know who you're dealing with, right?
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    Like, the fear of the Lord,
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    you know who you're dealing with here.
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    Here's who you're dealing with: the Lord Almighty;
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    the Lord of Angel armies' the Lord, my banner;
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    the Lord, my shepherd; the Lord who heals;
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    the Lord will provide; the Lord who sanctifies;
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    the Lord, who is there; the Lord, who is peace;
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    the Lord, my righteousness.
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    These are just a handful of the names of
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    what kind of God you're actually dealing with.
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    I think of it, personally, as being able
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    to keep eye contact with God.
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    When I think about the fear of the Lord and, like,
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    a helpful way for me to think about it in my own life,
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    my own decisions, my own everyday world, I think,
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    "Could I do this looking God straight in the face?
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    Not looking down in shame,
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    not looking away at something else for direction.
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    Could I keep my eyes locked on God?
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    What would it look like if I were
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    to keep staring Him in the face as I walk through this?
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    Would I do it differently?
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    What would cause me to look away?
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    What might I have to give up my eye contact for?"
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    I just think of it as living fully orientated to God
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    first and primary in our life.
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    That's the essence of the fear of the Lord
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    that we get in Scripture.
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    Because one day, friends, one day
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    you're going to look Him in the face.
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    And on that day, if we've lived our lives here
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    with any version, any, any ounce of the fear of the Lord,
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    there will be no need to be afraid of Him.
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    The fear of the Lord tends to bring about
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    things in our life that we can't do for ourselves.
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    The fear of the Lord is the secret of
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    the Proverbs 31 essence of wisdom,
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    but the opposite in that verse.
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    Did you catch it? The opposite sounds a lot like lady folly.
  • 00:57:01
    It said charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting.
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    Flattery, it sounds good.
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    It looks nice. It catches your eye.
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    It touches a desire you have.
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    "And just do it this way.
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    It's going to be such a better way.
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    You're going to get there faster.
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    The payoff is coming, just trust me."
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    Said in the most charming possible way
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    with the prettiest possible package,
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    but lady wisdom keeps her eyes locked on God,
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    one day at a time,
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    One issue at a time, one person at a time.
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    She's not actually figuring things out.
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    In essence, she's looking at Him.
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    Proverbs tips us off to this theme at
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    the very beginning of the book, Proverbs one,
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    just a couple of verses in. Here's what it says.
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    Maybe you've heard this before.
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    The fear of the Lord is the what? The beginning.
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    That's what we want. That's what we're after.
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    Where is it all coming from? What's the source?
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    Because we need it all the time, we need the source.
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    And Proverbs, friends,
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    Proverbs is just begging us to notice this.
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    It's just begging us to notice that
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    this is not moral check boxing.
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    This is not figuring every complexity out
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    and solving for every possibility.
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    The way to walk more deeply in wisdom every single day
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    is to embrace the fear of the Lord
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    and to live your life fully in His face.
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    And the last question, though, is how did she get that?
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    That's our last how.
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    How does the fear of the Lord
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    actually happen to be within you?
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    Because that's the final how, and we've got to know that.
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    There's only one thing that brings
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    the fear of God into someone,
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    and that is the spirit of God Himself.
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    There is a million places through the Bible
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    that connect these two things,
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    but there's a verse in Isaiah that does it just beautifully
  • 00:59:04
    that I want to share with you, it says:
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    The Spirit of the Lord implants within you
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    this fear of the Lord thing.
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    It's the calling card, if you will.
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    It's the hallmark of the very Spirit of God Himself.
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    When the Spirit of God is here, the fear of God is present.
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    It's like it is the thing that you cannot fake.
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    It is the way that you know that the Holy Spirit is present.
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    And that is really, really good news for us
  • 00:59:42
    because we have an invitation on the table.
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    We have an invitation to actually live and walk
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    in and with that Spirit of God every single day of our life.
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    This is the invite that we can actually possess
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    the Spirit of wisdom because
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    we can possess the Spirit of the Lord Himself.
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    And we get there only through Jesus.
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    Wisdom is the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
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    And when He comes to live within you,
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    when you say, like, "I believe you.
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    You're the Son of God. You died for my sins.
  • 01:00:16
    You're my Savior and I will now follow You as Lord,"
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    You actually possess the very origin of wisdom,
  • 01:00:23
    the very fount that will never run dry,
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    the very source that you need to walk through
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    every single day for the rest of your life with it.
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    You get it by receiving it.
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    You get it by declaring your faith and receiving Jesus,
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    receiving the Spirit of wisdom, receiving the Holy Spirit.
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    That is it.
  • 01:00:43
    And I just want to take a minute and acknowledge
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    this answer, it could actually be a tiny bit frustrating.
  • 01:00:51
    If you walked in here and you're like, "Hey, listen,
  • 01:00:54
    I got a thing and I need to figure this out,
  • 01:00:57
    like, toot, sweet, pronto. I need the answer, God."
  • 01:01:02
    To have somebody say, "You know what?
  • 01:01:04
    You need to walk with Jesus. That's what you need to do."
  • 01:01:09
    That's a little frustrating, right?
  • 01:01:12
    And the thing is, we say these things to God.
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    We say, "God, just give me the answer
  • 01:01:17
    and then I'll never leave you.
  • 01:01:18
    And God, just just this one time.
  • 01:01:20
    I just really need Your help."
  • 01:01:21
    And see, the thing is, the Book of James says that
  • 01:01:24
    God gives wisdom to all who ask.
  • 01:01:27
    But guess how He gives it?
  • 01:01:29
    Because He can't give it any other way,
  • 01:01:32
    the Spirit of wisdom is the Spirit of Jesus.
  • 01:01:34
    He gives it in connection to, in relationship with Christ.
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    And as we root ourselves in Him and walk with Him,
  • 01:01:43
    we begin to walk deeper and deeper in the ways of wisdom.
  • 01:01:47
    I want you to take a moment and remember that thing,
  • 01:01:49
    whatever you walked in here thinking about,
  • 01:01:51
    the looming question,
  • 01:01:52
    the one that you really want His answer on.
  • 01:01:55
    Just take a minute and think about it.
  • 01:01:57
    And I want you to consider an interaction
  • 01:01:59
    that Jesus had with a blind man.
  • 01:02:01
    This blind man walks up to Him and Jesus says,
  • 01:02:04
    "What do you want me to do for you?
  • 01:02:06
    What do you want me to do for you?"
  • 01:02:09
    And we have all places,
  • 01:02:10
    all kinds of places we can't see in our life.
  • 01:02:12
    And Jesus is asking us, "What do you want me to do for you?"
  • 01:02:16
    And the man answers really, really simply.
  • 01:02:18
    He says, "Lord, I want to see. I want to see."
  • 01:02:25
    And Jesus's answer is even more baffling.
  • 01:02:28
    He says, "Go in peace. Your faith just healed you."
  • 01:02:35
    What? I think he knew the moment that
  • 01:02:41
    the word Lord came out of that man's mouth,
  • 01:02:44
    "I'm dealing with a person of faith.
  • 01:02:46
    I'm dealing with somebody who receives Me.
  • 01:02:48
    I'm dealing with somebody who can handle all of who I am,
  • 01:02:51
    who will follow Me, who will walk with Me."
  • 01:02:53
    And he says, "Your faith, your faith is what heals you."
  • 01:02:57
    And I think it was the word Lord that told Jesus that.
  • 01:03:03
    So today we're going to do something together here.
  • 01:03:06
    If you have never received Jesus,
  • 01:03:08
    you've never called Him Lord,
  • 01:03:10
    you've never -- maybe you even believe in Him,
  • 01:03:12
    but you never thought you needed to do that.
  • 01:03:15
    You can do that right now.
  • 01:03:16
    You can begin to walk deeper and deeper with wisdom
  • 01:03:21
    in your life every day.
  • 01:03:22
    And maybe you are connected.
  • 01:03:24
    Maybe you definitely have the Spirit of wisdom inside of you.
  • 01:03:27
    You're already in a place of faith in Christ.
  • 01:03:31
    That's amazing.
  • 01:03:32
    Sometimes we just have to turn around and remember
  • 01:03:36
    I need to be connected to this voice of wisdom.
  • 01:03:39
    I need to walk in relationship
  • 01:03:42
    more closely with Jesus all the time.
  • 01:03:45
    No matter which one of those you are,
  • 01:03:47
    I just wrote a super simple prayer.
  • 01:03:49
    You don't have to pray this out loud.
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    I'm going to say it out loud.
  • 01:03:51
    If you just want to tell Jesus, "I want to see.
  • 01:03:56
    And you're my Lord."
  • 01:03:59
    We're going to pray this prayer together.
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    Jesus, You are my Savior.

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  3. What did the message tell you about God?

  4. What did the message tell you about people?

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