”If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” ~ James 1:5
We like to think of ourselves as wise, yes? But, outside of Christ, mankind is most foolish!
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. ~ Proverbs 14:12
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. ~ Proverbs 2:6
When we accept Jesus as Savior and the Holy Spirit indwells us, we will have access to the wisdom of God through His Word, the Bible, and the promptings of The Holy Spirit.
God wants us to ask His wisdom in everyday situations, as our verse says. When we follow our own so-called wisdom, we get into a world of hurt! How do we know God’s wisdom? The great “filter” for all things truly wise in God’s eyes is the Bible. If it lines up with Scripture then we can rest assured that God is favor of it. God is the Author of true wisdom! And, when we ask Him, He doesn’t give it to us sparingly; no, He gives His wisdom to us generously!!
Don’t you just love God?!
He doesn’t condemn us for not knowing what is the wise thing to do, but gives us His wisdom when we seek it.
However, when we seek His wisdom and we know what the wise thing to do is, but choose to do the unwise thing, then we are to be pitied for our lack of trust in God, who gave us the wisdom which we ignored! Most of us have fallen into this category and have paid the consequences for it. But, if we go to God and confess our sins (as John 1:9 points out), then we can get back to following His perfect wisdom!
Lord help me to seek Your wisdom in all that I do and say everyday in my life, Thank You for loving me so!!
Contributed by Mary Heuss Nelson