Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Today, Ask for Wisdom

Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom.
Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment” (Proverbs 9:10)

Give me an understanding hearts so that I can govern your people well
and know the difference between right and wrong” (1 Kings 3:9)

Solving a complex problem in trigonometry or writing a program in computer software both require great intelligence. But intelligence does not guarantee a balanced, productive, or fulfilling life. On the other hand, success in relationships, witnessing about your faith in Christ and reaching spiritual maturity depend more on wisdom than intelligence. That’s why you need to ask God for wisdom.

The Bible has so much to say about wisdom (in fact, the entire Book of Proverbs is devoted to it) because successfully navigating through life requires so much of it. Someone said wisdom helps you recognize that an all-powerful, all-knowing God has designed a moral universe in which there are consequences for your choices, either good or bad. Wisdom begins with understanding your accountability to your Creator and your full dependence on him. Thus, it is written: “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7).

It’s not what you know but who you know that’s matter most. Wisdom from God helps you develop a godly perspective that penetrates the deceptive and distorted messages of this world, particular in this generation. Wisdom is choosing to apply God’s truth and principles to your daily relationships and situations. It helps you know the difference between good and bad, right and wrong. Therefore, you need wisdom for this right motive and reason. “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (James 1:5).

Ask wisdom

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