Wisdom results from the collective application of past lessons, acumen, perception, and judgment. As Christians, we believe that God grants and entrusts wisdom to us.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.” – Proverbs 4:7-8
M46 Challenge: Talk to your children about wisdom and understanding. Talk to them about how to embrace and honor the wisdom that comes from God.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for freely giving me and my family Your wisdom. Help me and my family to embrace your wisdom and understanding in our daily lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thoughts: Perhaps it’s possible to have faith and understanding without wisdom. Perhaps wisdom is reserved for those who transcend simple belief to a commitment to the path of God’s will, recognizing that our knowledge alone is wholly insufficient. Believing is knowing, while wisdom is actively using what we know to pursue His will. Simply put, wisdom is choosing His will over our want. Think about how we commonly ask God for wisdom. (Hint: praying for forgiveness, freedom from temptation, and delivery from evil.)
More tomorrow on the value of wisdom – see Proverbs 3:13-14. Until then…
Keep it Lit,