When I was asked to write a Wisdom Spotlight for the blog I decided to take it literally and write about wisdom.
Wisdom is not something we naturally have. We’re not born with it and we can’t acquire it from the world. True wisdom comes from God. The Bible says,
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Proverbs 9:10
That’s where wisdom starts- with God.
There’s a lot of knowledge in the world; endless information, facts, figures, and statistics, but that’s different than God’s wisdom.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.” 1 Corinthians 3:19
Knowing information does not produce wisdom, knowing God does. It begins there, and there is where it grows, in time spent with Him, in His word and in prayer.
If we lack this kind of wisdom, we can ask God for it.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
God desires for those who know Him to have wisdom and He is eager for us to ask for it and believe we will receive it.
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,
because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea,
blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6
How can you tell the difference between God’s wisdom and the world’s? James 3:17 tells us,
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;
then peace-loving, considerate, submissive,
full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
I don’t know about you, but I need all the wisdom I can get. Wisdom helps us maneuver through a turbulent world and whatever may be going on in our lives each day. Isn’t it comforting to know all we have to do is ask God for it and then take Him at His word?
In His Grace and Truth- Charlotte
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