Ask For Wisdom

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
― William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Daily Devotional

Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

I often wondered about Solomon and the wisdom God blessed him with. He was often placed in  tough situations from which he had to make the best decision. How did he know that in saying that he would kill the baby that was alive, it would reveal the true mother of the child? Wisdom comes from God.  I marvel at Solomon because he was given the option to choose anything he wanted in this world and he chose wisdom. It is from wisdom that everything else flowed.

Whenever I find myself at a loss for understanding, or I’m lost period, I inevitably pray for wisdom. It was just something I started doing when I began this walk and something I continue to do. In my own way, I believed if I asked the Lord for wisdom to understand why I was going through this or that, then maybe I’d learn my lessons quicker. At the very least, I should come to know something that might bring me to a conclusion about a particular situation or circumstance.

I tend to ask God for help in understanding, rather than blindly asking for elimination of something because that might be the only way for me to learn. It’s called experience. From experience comes testimony. James 1:5 tells us that if you ask for wisdom, God will give it generously without finding fault: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

One of the most important things on earth is wisdom. How do we know that? Proverbs 4:7 tells us that wisdom is the principal thing. Wisdom is what you mostly need to transform any circumstance in your life.  It should be noted that there is heavenly wisdom and earthly wisdom, both of which are important. Obviously, the more important of the two is heavenly wisdom. Heavenly wisdom is the divine or God inspired response to an earthly problem.  The only time that you cannot fail is when your decisions are divinely guided or directed; that was evident for the Children of Israel.

When the children of Israel were backed in a corner, at the Red Sea, by Pharaoh and his army, it was acting in accordance to one word of heavenly wisdom – stretch forth thy rod that turned the situation around. Similarly, it was wisdom that brought down the mighty walls of Jericho. They simply followed the instruction to walk around the walls of Jericho once for six days and 7 times on the 7th day before making a shout.  No circumstance is beyond change; all it needs is the wisdom of God. As Proverbs 2:6 suggests he still gives wisdom. Ask him for it.

Life Application: Daily ask God for His wisdom for the major decisions that you must make or any situation that you must handle.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray for wisdom to navigate through this world. I pray that I will not lean to my understanding, but will instead lean on your wisdom to get though this life of uncertainties.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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