Why does it take 5 minutes and nearly $100 to have the doctor tell you what most of the time you already know? A typical visit may go like this:
“Yep, you’ve got a sinus infection. Fill this prescription, take your medicine, and you’ll be better in no time.”
That was an expensive 5 minutes, right? Yes, and no…let me explain.
You are not really paying for what the doctor did while in the exam room. I mean, he only took 5 minutes to check you over. You are paying for what the doctor knows! He knows the signs, symptoms, medicines, and treatments to help you get better. Sure some doctors are better than others, but you’re paying for their knowledge and wisdom of the right diagnosis, not just what they did while in the room.
Job 28 shares with us the value of wisdom. Here are some general guidelines for wisdom:
1) Man does not know the value of wisdom – 28:13.
2) Wisdom cannot be purchased – 28:15
3) God understands wisdom and is its originator – 28:23
4) The wise man fears the Lord and departs from evil – 28:28
How wise are you?
Aaron Baker works with the fun church family at Foristell.