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Invariably, people long for guidance that is greater than whatever it is man offers. I remember reading and hearing that one particular man would, through the years, collect all the wise saying that he heard, transcribe them and put them in a notebook, or in some handy area where they could be retrieved when struggles mount up, or he just wanted time to contemplate. We all recognize that the experiences of people can turn into profound and practical wisdom that helps others through the valleys of their own lives. Whatever wisdom they accumulate, however, and no matter how great it is, pales in comparison with God’s Word. The Lord’s wisdom carries people through the darkest of times and it never grows stale. In the days of Amos, the Lord’s prophet spoke of a coming day when there would exist a famine of God’s word (Amos 8:11-12). This had a historical application, but a great many people are currently living with a famine of God’s Word in their respective lives even now. Consequently, when struggles mount up, they know not where to turn. It does not have to be this way. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30, ESV) RT