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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and
Wisdom has nothing to do with IQ or education.
It is a matter of spiritual and moral understanding. It has to do with
character and values. Really, it is looking at the world through God’s
eyes. Wisdom is mentioned at least 125 times in the book of Proverbs,
because God wants us to acquire and apply His mind to all of our
decisions. Proverbs deals with some of life’s most difficult questions,
and shows the results of those who refused God’s instruction, and those
that applied it. Our success or failure in this life will be determined
directly by what we do with wisdom. For this reason it is called the
“principal thing” (Prov. 4:7).
One of the world’s richest men spoke these words from his death bed: “I
would trade all my wealth to have had one of my marriages to succeed.”
He had been married six times, and each marriage had failed! Why?
Because many people have been smart enough to become rich and famous,
but not wise enough to make a successful and satisfying life. It is one
thing to make a living, but an entirely different thing to make a life.
If you want to make a successful and satisfying life, then you must
seek the divine principles that make us skillful.
Wise people possess the honesty and courage to face life. Foolish
or simple people refuse to face their problems honestly, but rather
seek to hide from them or worse yet, blame others. God’s wisdom gives
us the ability to use knowledge to grasp the meaning of a situation and
understand what to do and how to do it in the right way, at the right
time! Wisdom gives us the ability to deal with adversity successfully
so that we can grow in the Lord and glorify God.
Wisdom keeps us in harmony with the principles of the Word of God.
Also, these same principles were built into the world. If we walk in
wisdom, then we can expect everything to work for us and not against
us. Of course, the world system is against these principles of God, but
nature itself is in harmony with them. For instance, the sowing and
reaping principle cannot be undone. It is a principle that God has
built into the world. Wisdom keeps us in step with all of God’s
principles and ultimately makes our way prosperous. Men such as Daniel,
Joseph, and Moses were wise men in ungodly places, and they lived
successfully in spite of adversity.
If you lack wisdom, or simply desire to have more of God’s mind in your
life, pray for it. God had promised that any prayer for wisdom will be
heard and answered. He wants you to know His mind and His will more
than you would desire to know it. The request for wisdom will be
answered liberally and without rebuke. May each of us take God at His
Word right this very minute, and ask Him for a heart full of wisdom!
Study verses - Proverbs
1,2,8,9; James 1:5,6; Luke 2:52
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