Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 2, 2017

Wisdom

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,peace — by ginrich @ 7:56 pm

1 Corinthians 3:19-20 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” (NIV)

 Godly wisdom is looking at things from God’s perspective.  How do we look at things from God’s perspective?  We look at His instruction book for living, the Holy Bible.  We ask Him questions.  What is our purpose? How does this work with our purpose?   Is this the wisest thing to do?  Is this the right time to do it?  Everything we do should be based on these questions.  God is faithful to answer the questions we ask.  He answers both through His written word and through the Holy Spirit’s inner voice in us.  Our problem is we rush into things without asking God for wisdom.  When we do get around to asking, we miss His answer because we have our mind on preconceived answers of our own.  We would have much less trouble in this walk if we would learn to ask God first.  Ask Him before we start mulling over possible answers.  Ask Him before we ask others.  The answer we hear should be confirmed in His written word and also through someone mature in their walk with Him.  Others are not for the answer but for the confirmation of what we hear God say to us.  We often think we have to make a decision instantly.  That is a ploy of this sinful world.  God has a time for everything and He has everything in His hands.  We just need to slow down and ask Him.  He is faithful in His answer.  Let us learn to be faithful in our asking and our listening.  Then, when He has shown us what to do and when, we need to be obedient and do it.  We can’t expect Him to give us answers if we have yet to obey a previous answer.

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