Wisdom—For Every StepSeptember 7, 2010
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Proverbs 3:13-15 NKJV
We need God’s wisdom to help us navigate through the challenges of life. I once heard a preacher combine the two primary Greek New Testament words for wisdom to describe it as “insight into the true nature of things with a view to the end result.” We need that big-picture thinking that God’s wisdom offers.
Look at the context. This is the wisdom corresponding to various trials. In other words, God has answers for every circumstance if we’ll ask and listen.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:2-5
When we face obstacles, God’s wisdom—which transcends people’s good ideas—is available! Ask God for that “spirit of wisdom and revelation” (Ephesians 1:17). He will give you guidance about that broken relationship. He will show you how to restore your finances, get your health back, and get your attitude, mood, and outlook on track. As you seek God for direction, He will walk you through every minefield and Mensa-level maze, and your life will be a testimony of God’s wisdom directing your steps.
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