Here’s an interesting thought from Proverbs 2: Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. To tune is to adjust for proper functioning. It requires arriving at uniformity through sensitivity, while wisdom is the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, and lasting.
We’re surrounded by noise – industrial, air and street traffic, cell phone chatter, popular music, in-your-face newscasters and self-produced thought parades that clamor for attention. And then there’s my internal filter that hears what I prefer to hear, looks for flattery, and permission to take the easy way.
To function well, I need to “tune in” and listen for God’s wisdom instead of my own.