Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wisdom


It Is Written, James 1:5, if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
When Solomon became king, God told him to ask for whatever he wanted and he could have it.  Solomon told God he wanted wisdom in order to rule His people wisely and justly.
The Bible doesn't tell us if Solomon had anything else on his mind.  He did receive wisdom as soon as he asked.  God also blessed him with every desire that was according to God's favor on him.
As we read about Solomon we find that he made many decisions on his own, and paid a heavy price.  God did not withdraw all of His blessings from Solomon, but God did hold him accountable.
We can have wisdom too.  The only thing we need to do is ask God for wisdom in all we think, say, and do, each morning.  Then as the day goes on, listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit and do them.
Wisdom from God,  if followed, will protect you from the influence of satan and the world.  Don't get puffed up thinking you are so wise that you cannot fall.  Solomon allowed idols in Israel because of his wives.  He deluded himself by thinking he was learning something that would make him wiser.
Remember, you have no wisdom on your own.  It comes from God, and it is lack of wisdom that causes us to stray from God.  It is our choice. Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen