Brett walked into Best Buy intent on purchasing a ‘box special’ television. He missed having a large screen to edit video. While Brett stood viewing two televisions to see if one showed a better picture the sales person walked up and began a conversation. “This one has 1280 mega pixels while this one only has 725.” Brett having already read the specs replied, “No, they both have 1280 mega pixels.” The young man took a look and said, “You’re right. Good call.” The conversation continued with the obviously new sales clerk making statements about the televisions and Brett correcting him.
Brett picked out a television and they walked up front to check out. The tax exempt card Brett presented to the clerk refused to scan the first time. He called over two more employees who also couldn’t get it to work. Brett told the young man that if he would just keep scanning it eventually the scanner would read it. The clerk ignored Brett’s advice and finally took the card to the manager at customer service. The manager scanned the card, which once again refused to be read. He said, “Watch this,” and continued to scan the card which finally beeped when the machine read the card. The manager said,”Sometimes you just have to keep scanning the card until it reads it.”
I wonder how many of God’s truths I am ignorant of because I haven’t bothered to seek them out? And then to top it off when God does point me in the right direction, do I just ignore His wisdom and follow my own just to find out He was right all along? 1Corinthians 1:25 tells us that “The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Let me say with David in Psalm 119:97-98, “Oh, how I love your teachings! They are in my thoughts all day long. Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, because your commandments are always with me.”