The Book of Wisdom invites this Sunday to reflect on wisdom in our daily lives. We must keep in mind that Wisdom is not a College degree, nor does it require us to read books or memorize things. Rather Wisdom is a capacity to live well and to make good decisions about things.It is obvious that this kind of knowledge is above the reach of carnal Man, and come only from God through prayer as a ” gift ” out of His Divine mercy – James 1: 5 ” If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that give to all men liberally, and upbraided not; and it shall be given him. “ However, let us slow a beat and rehearsed what is ” Wisdom “? The Bible says: “ And unto man He said: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding ” – Job 28: 28. We are reminded that ” faith ” ( is the assurance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen: Hebrews 11: 1 ) comes by the belief that Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead, and He is currently seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. Then our faith is not simply good decisions made in the light of the teachings of Jesus, who was an enlighten prophet – then we have ” No faith at all ” Rather we believe that Jesus is fully God and fully Man, and leads us to the Father. We want to live completely the teachings of Jesus so that we have life eternally.
Deuteronomy 7: 9 ” Therefore know ( without any doubt ) and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His ( steadfast ) loving kindness to a thousand generation with those who love Him and keep commandments. ” The parable of the ” TEN VIRGINS ” – Matthew 25: 1 – 13; Jesus gives to us, illustrates the practical nature of Wisdom: all ten of the virgins wanted to meet the bridegroom, but five of them did not bring enough oil to keep their lamps burning. Henceforth, the wisdom aspect here is the need for extra oil if the wait is going to be long; it is a provision based on love.
The whole point of this parable is that we must be ready for the Lord – Matthew 24: 44 ” Therefore, you ( who follow me ) must also be ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him. ” We must be happily willing to wait for the Lord. that means: reading, studying, living by the Word in prayer. We delight to be awake, and welcome our Lord and Savior when He returns. We implore you Lord help us to stay on alert!