July 10, 2014

Today you should read: Job 28:12-28

Today’s reading is all about wisdom. What is wisdom? Is it the same as knowledge? No – knowledge is the information – but wisdom is the ability to use the information. It’s a valuable commodity for us.

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Proverbs 4:6

There are a lot of futile places to look for wisdom…

​…it’s not found with people (v.13)

​…it’s not in creation (v.14)

​…you can’t buy it (v.15) – although it’s value is immeasurable (v.15-19)

God alone holds the path to wisdom (v.23)

– Not us… (Proverbs 3:7) We must look to Him for it.

God shows us His wisdom (v.24-27)

– He shows it in the wind, the rain, and the lightning.

Our reverential fear of God shows wisdom (v.28)

– When we live our lives full of ourselves – proud in our own eyes – we don’t exhibit wisdom. Our wisdom shows when we recognize God for who He is.

How do we get wisdom?

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. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8

Need a “wisdom boost”? Ask God and watch how He gives it. Then use it to show Him glory among all people.

Posted by:Tim Parsons

Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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