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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Expert (09/05/13)

TITLE: Heavenly Expertise
By Melinda Bozak
09/12/13


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Proverbs 21:29-31(NIV) 29 The wicked put up a bold front, but the upright give thought to their ways. 30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.

Throughout our lives, we will seek the advice of others. As children, we learn from our parents. They are the ‘experts’ in our life when we’re learning to walk and talk. When we become teenagers though we still seek the advice of our parents we will also seek advice from our friends, or perhaps a teacher, or coach whom they trust.

Eventually, as we become adults we will be in need of expert advice. It may be the mechanic will fix our car; when it leaves us stranded at the side of the road. At some point, we will probably have the occasion to call for a plumber or electrician for repairs to our home. We may simply call a ‘handy man’. Though not technically an ‘expert’ in particular repairs, a handy man has become a ‘jack of all trades’.

Medical specialists centralize their area of expertise so that they can be of greater help to those with a particular illness or condition. However, the doctor may have chosen his field simply because he found it to be more interesting. The different lawyers within an office will specialize in one particular area of law. It makes it easier to be of greater service to their clients.

We will come across many who may be considered experts in their field. We will likely need to consult with an expert at one time or another.

It is good to seek counsel. Sometimes though, common sense and wisdom can be of much greater value. Other times, wisdom and common sense may appear to be at odds with each other.

There is no expert advise greater than that of God’s Holy Word. Knowing His Word helps us to know Him. And He is the source of all wisdom. His Word and His Spirit will guide us if we allow it. Sometimes He will prompt us to seek the advice of experts. Sometimes He will prompt us to discard the advice of experts.

The only advise that is completely trustworthy is that of our Creator, our Father in Heaven.

While human advise may at times be wrong, His Expert advise is never wrong.

Father help me to be humble enough to seek counsel when it is necessary. And please give me the wisdom to discern whether or not to follow it.


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Richard Hicks09/14/13
I am surprised this writing has not got more comments. I thought It was a good and well written devotional. You stayed true to the topic.

If you are new to the site, you may want to check out the forum for the Brick-Throwing thread, where you can post your entry and hopefully get more feedback. I wish you well, God bless, and keep writing.
Amelia Brown 09/15/13
You touched a little bit of everything so the main focus got side-tracked at times but overall a good article.
Larry Whittington09/16/13
I liked your good common sense and how you ended.

God is the source of all wisdom (and technically) all knowledge.

Your article was easy to read. It flowed nicely.

I feel when you got started, it came easily for you. It may have taken more time to check it over than it did to write it.

It is a nice write.