Wisdom, Age and Suffering

source: mythoto via Flickr
source: mythoto via Flickr

Is not wisdom found among the aged?
Does not long life bring understanding?
Job 12:12 (NIV)

Wisdom is, indeed, found among the aged.
Still, I’ve known many an old fool.

Long life does not necessarily bring understanding, Job.
But, it seems to me that suffering does. If it doesn’t break you.

I just can’t always perceive the increase of understanding when I’m still in the midst of the pain.

Press on.

2 thoughts on “Wisdom, Age and Suffering”

  1. 4“I have become a laughingstock to my friends,
    though I called on God and he answered—
    a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!
    When life is difficult and you call on God and He answers differently than we would like, I’m sure those who don’t believe are watching with eager anticipation of what will happen. No one has laughed at me in these situations, but I know for a fact that they were watching to see how I handled it and if I remained strong in my belief that God was in charge. What a witness times of trial can be.

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