Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
It seems as though every devotional at some way or another, intersects with the issue of prayer. (Rhetorical) Have you ever made a decision without asking God to direct you or did you stray from what you believe He was leading you to do or choose? What was the outcome? Exactly.
Along with seeking and asking for wisdom, we also need spiritual discernment to understand His direction. Then the ball is in our court, so to say. Have you ever sought out and asked for wisdom, yet avoided reading, praying or even fasting because in your heart, you did not want the answer to be contrary to what you really wanted? Romans 7:18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. 19For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. 20But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.…
What do we do with the wisdom we are given? Why did we seek it? Have you ever bought something for your child or grandchild that they just “had to have”, only to find it unused or barely touched? Is that the way we treat the gift of wisdom? Inline image 1WISDOM is not a frivolous toy, an entitlement for God’s children. The fact that our Father can AFFORD to distribute it liberally, does not mean we should ask for something we aren’t going to use!
You know how some gift cards or a new debit/credit card has a number to call? We MUST activate wisdom. The Lord will give it, He says so and He cannot lie. Do we just want it there tucked in our spiritual wallet, waiting for some time of great significance? An emergency or “rainy day”? Our Father’s supply of wisdom is limitless! That does not just apply to His grace, mercy, love and forgiveness! No decision is too small! He will guide us about whether or not to get a dog to our choice of a life mate.
Let us teach our children (yes, again by example) the importance of asking for and exercising God-given wisdom in all aspects of our lives!
Great King, Almighty God
Thank You for being available to us
Thank You for the promises of wisdom
For those who seek it
Please do not let us believe what the world teaches
That wisdom is directly related to intellect
That those without higher education certainly
Would not be privy to such blessings
Lord, YOU are the Giver of wisdom
You bestow upon those YOU chose
If that happens to be someone with a high IQ
Or an illiterate
Let Your Name be lifted up as the One Who
Allows knowledge and understanding
Take each of us
Please use us
As Your vessel
Your Word will not return void, O God
Please show our children
Is truly wise
Let them seek it out as a precious jewel
Let them migrate toward others with the same desire
In and through the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSnzYnOe6kI “Perfect Wisdom of Our God”
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