CWC Sermons

The Habitat of Wisdom

October 30, 2016

Rev. Emily Vermilya - Proverbs 6:20-23; 14:1; 20:7. With the demise of traditional institutions, where do you go to learn wisdom? Of all places designed to teach it (schools, public forums, etc), the most powerful might also be the most overlooked today. Nearly everything that wisdom – or folly – has to teach us is first learned in the home.  Indeed, the family is the habitat of both. “The wise person builds her house; but with her own hands the fool tears hers down,” (14:1). In spite of our confusion over what, exactly, a family is, there remains a presence of both strong and weak families in our day and each has their common practices. This sermon will explore those practices and encourage the wise to pursue them.