Spiritual wisdom

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A great, short quotation from Graeme Goldsworthy:

The quest for empirical wisdom is not an optional exercise for dilettantes. Proverbs, and the wisdom literature in general, counter the idea that being spiritual means handing all decisions over to the leading of the Lord. The opposite in true. Proverbs reveals that the God does not make all people’s decisions for them, but rather expects them to use his gift of reason to interpret the circumstances and events of life within the framework of revelation that he has given.

(This is number five of the theological presuppositions of Proverbs, in his article ‘Proverbs’ in the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology.)