SCRIPTURE READING: PROVERB 4:1-7
KEY VERSE: JAMES 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Wisdom is the ability to make wise decisions in difficult circumstances. It means practical discernment. Wisdom can be passed on from generation to generation. Ultimately, of course, all wisdom comes from God .God is willing to give this wisdom but we will be unable to receive it if our goals are self-centred instead of God’s centred.
Christians don’t have to go around in dark, hoping to stumble upon answers. We can ask God for wisdom to guide our choices. If you want wisdom you must decide to go after it. It takes resolve, a determination not to abandon the search once you begin no matter how difficult the road may become. This is not a once in a lifetime step, but a daily process. Nothing else is more important or more valuable.
Wisdom is knowing how to live God’s way in God’s world. It pleases God when we ask for wisdom, its Gods nature to give. Ask God who gives, he doesn’t run out of energy. He keeps on giving generously. God resources are unlimited. He has enough resources for everyone, he also gives cheerfully. Don’t ever get ashamed to ask.
Lord, I seek your ever present wisdom to help brighten my path and help make the right decisions in my life in Jesus Christ Almighty name. Amen.