When I went back to my college alma mater to be News and Sports Director (my job before building KMAM and
KMOE)…I lived in a “circle” of homes which housed professors and coaches of the college. And I found that
many people who spend years in getting “educations,” and are very proud of that accomplishment, do not have what
I consider to be a most important part of life: common sense. I termed it being “eaten up with their education,”
and in my mind I use the term “wearing their education on their sleeves.”
This is evident in our nation’s congress, where so many are lawyers and of other high degree, but have
never ran a business or even had a real work-a-day job. And so they simply don’t know the real plights of the people
they’re there to serve. I’ve never gotten over a quote by a famous senator who said, “you spend a million
here and a million there, and pretty soon it runs into money.” And I’ve heard of those who retired after many
years in congress and found they didn’t know how to take clothes to the cleaners, and the other things real people have
to do. That lack goes hand in hand with lack of common sense, and it makes a poor ruler.
And so back to the subject of “wisdom.” The Bible, Job said “the price (that is, the “worth”)
of wisdom is above rubies. He spends the 28th chapter of the Book of Job, talking of it, and closes with the decision that
“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”
And so we see that education and common sense go hand in hand, and each needs the other. Put one hand in your
pocket and live for a hour. You’ll see how important each is, and so it is with life without Christ. Education is good,
but Christ reminds that life consisteth not in the abundance of things we posses. He said that, in talking of the rich man
who said he had so many things that he would pull down his barns and build greater, then he would “eat, drink and be
But God said, “Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things
be, which thou has provided. And he continued with “So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward
God.” And Christ closed with “seek ye the kingdom of God, and other things shall be added unto you.” (12th
chapter of Luke).
See all the storage sheds today? Do they speak out to us? Think about it.