The Gift of Wisdom – 2 Chr 9:23

The Gift of Wisdom – 2 Chr 9:23

“All the kings of the earth sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.” (2 Chr 9:23)

We sometimes see wisdom as an elusive trait. It is merely the practical application of godly insight. The origin of true wisdom is in God. He’s the Author and Finisher of our faith. In Him is all wisdom and all insight.

God can grant us wisdom for a particular situation. He can grow wisdom in us through experience, and by learning from Him, we can impart wisdom. Wisdom is a gifting where we intuitively see the practical solutions in the situations that confront us. Whatever way you look at wisdom, it is a good thing, so why not ask God for some today?

Quick Prayer: Father, grant me wisdom for my situation. Amen.

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Parents – Proverbs 23:22

“Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.” (Pro 23:22)

Sometimes we assume that the parents’ role is over when the child leaves home. Perhaps we would do well to heed the advice of the Bible that seems to honor a parent’s advice for a lot longer time.

While we may not understand this principle, depending on our skill base and the relationship we have with our parents, it is nonetheless a God-ordained decree. They have a lot more life under their belts than we do, and while we may or may not respect their opinions, we would do well to open our ears to their advice based on this principle in God’s Word. 

Quick Prayer: Keep me open to my parents’ advice. Amen. 

Perspective – Proverbs 22:4

Perspective – Proverbs 22:4

“Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” (Pro 22:4)

If people are described as humble, how would you perceive them? Would you see them as strong? Would you see them as powerful? Perhaps because of the denigration of what it is to be humble, we have a perception that humility equals weakness.

True humility is the fear of the Lord. It is not only an intellectual assent to the salvation of Christ but a submission to His lordship. When we align ourselves with God’s Word and with the King of Kings, we are humble. When we agree with what He says about us, we are humble. When we trust in what He says rather than the circumstances we see, we are humble.

And the wages of humility? They are riches and life. Not a bad outcome.

Quick Prayer: Keep me humble. Amen.