God Will Give You Wisdom

wisdom proverbsOver the years I have prayed daily for wisdom. James 1:5 says “Now is any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.”

God has answered those prayers and of course, there were many times that I thought I knew better. But I am glad that God helps us to see things from His perspective rather from our temporal view. The source of wisdom is not age; although time is a good teacher…it is not experience even though our lives give us a lot to draw from. God is the source of wisdom.

This coming weekend our focus is on Proverbs 2 and 3. I am intrigued by verses Proverbs 2:1-6 as it lays out what we are to do to get wisdom. We must “accept, store up, listen closely, direct, call out, lift up, seek, and search” for wisdom. The Bible says that then God will give wisdom.

Proverbs 3:5-6  is a popular passage on wisdom in our culture. It speaks to the heart of applying wisdom as it directs us toward God. Please keep reading though because God promises to those who are wise that there will be healing and strength. The Lord promises also that if we honor Him with our possessions then He will bless as well.

Wisdom is not just being smart. It is leveraging knowledge and making right decisions that impact all of life for all eternity. “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding.” Proverbs 3:13.

Things to Ponder:
How diligent are you about seeking wisdom from God?
Are you discovering His instruction from the Bible or another source? Do you rely on the Holy Spirit?
How is God’s wisdom different from common sense or knowledge?
What are some things, issues, relationships in which you need wisdom from God?

 

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