"She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet."
-Persuasion by Jane Austen-
No, no I am not wise most of the time, and I am often quite unreasonable.
But that's not where I want to stay.
I want to study the Bible to gain wisdom. I want to grow in judgment and reason until I can indeed confess that I am wise and reasonable.
I know that day will never come, but I can still strive to become so. Hopefully someday I will be able to look back and see how I have increased in wisdom over the years. Yes, it will be a slow process; yes, I will not see the results of wise living immediately. But it will be worth it.
But until that day when I can look back and see how I have grown, I must confess, along with Anne Elliot, that I am not wise yet.