I grew up with many great teachers, coaches, friends and family that all invested their wisdom and knowledge into my life. And for that I am forever grateful. Without these "Yoda's" in my life I know I wouldn't have become the man that I am or the Christian that I am striving to be.
If I had to choose one particular person to talk about that invested a lot of their time and knowledge in my life I would have to choose my Grandpa. He taught me the value of hard work and what it meant to earn things in life. He taught me what discipline was and how to value things. If I wanted to borrow $5.00 from him he would have me come over and sweep his driveway so that I earned the money and it wasn't just given to me. He taught me what Jesus could offer me and what it meant to have a saviour to call on. Because of him I want to try my best in everything I do and I want to be the person he always told me I could be.
Maybe you can think of some people in your life that invested in you and helped shape your personality. But the one person that I think we may all share in common would be the greatest investor of wisdom of them all, Jesus Christ.
Jesus taught us all the great parables that we read in the New Testament. He taught us what it meant to be a servant and how to humble ourselves. He told us that our way of thinking was wrong and said it strongly when he said that the least would be the greatest and the first would be last. Jesus made the word wisdom have meaning.
If we aren't learning from the greatest investor of wisdom then what are we really learning?
Who has made a difference in your life?