Prayed for you this morning. Today's LifeWords topic is Wisdom! Get Wisdom today, and with all your getting, get understanding!!!!
James 1:5 is a wonderful promise for us today.
"But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,
Who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But let him ask in faith, without any doubting,
For the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
being a double minded man, unstable in all his ways. "
Awesome!We can ask for wisdom from our God......all of us can ask!
And it will be given to us.
Like many of God's promises, there is a condition to our asking.
We must ask IN FAITH, WITHOUT ANY DOUBTING.
Just like a little child asking his Dad for help with, childlike faith,
confident that his Dad WILL give him his request.
Faith is crucial. Believing is crucial.
I sure don't want to be a double minded person, unstable in all my ways.
We can receive the wisdom of God today.Thank you Lord for wisdom!
It pleases God when we ask for wisdom.
He says wisdom is the principle thing.
Wisdom is not something that just falls out of the sky to God's children.
We must not only ask for it, we must seek for it, pursue it, acquire it.
Getting wisdom involves a lot of verbs. Remember verbs are action words?
Acquiring wisdom involves asking, seeking, watching, crying out, finding, pursuing, studying. We find God's Wisdom by spending time in His Word, day and night. and day and night. and day and night.
Proverbs is the great Wisdom book of the Bible.
Proverbs 4:5 says we are to "Acquire wisdom!Acquire understanding!
Prize her, and she will exalt you.
She will honor you if you embrace her.She will place on your head a garland of grace;
She will present you with a crown of beauty."
Proverbs 7:4 says we are to say to Wisdom, "You are my sister,"
and call Understanding our intimate friend.
The wisdom of God is like a person who wants to dwell with us.
Proverbs 8 says, "Wisdom calls!!" Wisdom is imploring us..... Find me!Find understanding! Wisdom is personified in Proverbs 8. ........
"I love those who love me; and those who diligently seek me will find me.
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates.
Waiting at my doorposts. For he who finds Me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord." Wisdom is amazing! Diligence goes a long way in regard to growing in wisdom.
Proverbs 2 exhorts us to" make our ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline our heart to understanding. Cry for discernment. Lift our voice for understanding; Seek her as silver. Search for her as for hidden treasure.
Then we will discern the fear of the Lord, and discover the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding."
Wisdom's profit is better than silver and gold. Wisdom is more precious than jewels. Nothing on earth compares with her.
Long life in her right hand; in her left are riches and honor. (4:14-19)
Wisdom is God's desire for us. Wisdom should be our very best friend. We must seek after Wisdom. We must ask for Wisdom.We must pursue Wisdom in the Word of God.
We definately don't want to be among those who are naive, loving simplicity, haters of knowledge, refusers of God's Word, neglecters of His counsel, foolish, not paying attention, wise in our own eyes.
No No No!
We want Your Wisdom Lord! We want to be people of Understanding!
Wisdom and Understanding will bring amazing blessing to our lives
and in the lives of our families and to this world.
No one who desires it is exempt from receiving the Wisdom of God.
Yay! Stay diligent in God's Word.
The wisdom of God is limitless and it is available to you today.