November 28, 2018

I AM PERSUADED THAT HE IS ABLE

TO GIVE US WISDOM (part 1)

Proverbs 4:7-13
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:  a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings;  and the years of thy life shall be many. 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened;  and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

As we have discussed in past devotions, you and I desperately need wisdom. To be more specific, we need the wisdom of God. There are four what I would call, “sources of wisdom” that I would like to point out. If you want wisdom, this is how you get it.

SOURCE 1: GOD
James 1:3-5 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5 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.

We can get knowledge without a God, but we cannot get wisdom without God. If you need wisdom, ask God. He is the source

SOURCE 2: GODS WORD
Psalms 19:7-8 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Did you notice the key phrases in these verses? “Making wise the simple”, and “enlightening the eyes”. That is what God’s Word does. The more of God’s Word we learn, the wiser we get. Time in God’s Word always produces wisdom. There are always things that can be potential problems in our path that we just cannot see. They are things we need to notice and avoid, but we are just not able to see them many times in our own wisdom. This is why we need the Word of God. It opens our eyes. It allows us to see beyond the obvious, and to see through the disguised. We will discuss more tomorrow, but today, if you need wisdom, if you want wisdom, ask God and get in His Word.