If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 AMP
It’s always amusing watching small children at play, especially when they want to build something. They have an idea but lack the ability to bring that idea to life. They arrange the blocks and get frustrated when the blocks do not behave the way they anticipated. They want to build something tall but are not skilled enough to create a base that can support their structure. If you attempt to offer help, they would reject the help but cry when their structure collapses.
There are some things in life that confront us that require wisdom to succeed. Wisdom does not float about in the air, but it manifests in your life based on your knowledge, experiences and sometimes your observations. Then, there are those issues that confront you and you have no idea how to proceed. What do you do in those situations? Well the Apostle James provides the answer; you have to go to God. Solomon found himself in a similar situation; so he made a request to God. He said, “Give me wisdom and knowledge, so that I may go out and come in [performing my duties] before this people, for [otherwise] who can rule and administer justice to this great people of Yours?” 2 Chronicles1:10. Solomon recognized that when you are at the end of your ability, it’s time to turn to God.
When God appeared to him, Solomon realized that he needed more that human wisdom to lead the people of God. So although God said to ask for whatever you want, Solomon asked for wisdom. His unselfish request pleased God. God told him since he had the opportunity to ask for riches, long life, prosperity or the death of his enemies and he chose wisdom; God said, “wisdom and knowledge have been granted you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor will those who will come after you.” 2 Chronicles1:12.
God hears and answers prayer. If you find that you are having difficulty finding your way because the environment is unfamiliar, don’t worry. You can go to God and ask for wisdom. God gave Solomon wisdom for his task and He will do the same for you.
Thought for Today: Friend, if you need wisdom, just ask God.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.
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This devotional remind me of the scripture verse that in the multitude of council there is safety. I recently had to draw upon the knowledge and the wisdom of those around me in order to begin making some informed decisions for the future. Wisdom truly is the principle thing and allows you to reside in safety.
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