“The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time.” (Luke 12:42)
Wisdom is not some high ideal that is gained by sitting in a cave in a desolate place. It is not a state, that only a few, who study forever will ultimately gain. Wisdom is a practical application of knowledge, understanding and revelation, to enable God’s Kingdom to be advanced.
The Word says if you lack wisdom, ask and you will receive all that you need. That is not a bad promise. There is no problem that God does not have an answer for. Seek Him and you will know what to do.
Quick Prayer. “More wisdom please.” Amen
“Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh.” (1 Peter 2:18)
We all at some time have to report to someone harsh. Maybe it is a shareholder, director, other authority, financier, supplier, or customer. In the midst of our stakeholders and authority figures, there will be some harshness.
So what should be our response? Submission. Clear and simple. But let’s not misunderstand whatthat means. We should not be a doormat—Jesus was never a doormat—but we must take a submissive stance with a willingness to serve despite how it is received or perceived.
This is a tough call, but it’s God’s way. He will be with us all the way, equipping us when we have nothing to give. When we do it His way we can expect His results.
Quick Prayer. “Help me to bear the load when it gets heavy Lord.” Amen