Are you searching for wisdom?
November 23, 2009 7:35pm CST
Often we hear people question wisdom of those in authority over us. It's easy to point accusing finger at government officials, bosses, pastors, teachers, of board members and say they are unfit to lead. In reality, though we're focusing our attention in the wrong place. Instead of being critical of others, we need to make sure wisdom is present in our own lives. But do we get such wisdom? First we need a "fear of the Lord" and "knowledge of the Holy One (Proverbs 9:10). The best way to acquire this knowledge is by reading God's Word. We must also ask the Lord for His help if we are to gain wisdom. James wrote, "if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God" (1:5). Just as Solomon asked God for wisdom to help him lead (1King 3:9), so we must constantly rely on the Lord if we are to walk a godly path. Proverbs 10 tells us that when we are wise we will bring joy to our parents (v.1), we will work in a timely manner (v.5), and we will know how to accept authority (v.8) The next time you're tempted to criticize someone, think twice. Ask God to help you examine your own heart, then ask yourself, "am I searching for the wisdom God's Word promises? So, we wont have time finding fault with others if we're busy seeking wisdom. May our insight always comes from the Lord as we read His Word daily. God bless us all.
24 Nov 09
Yeah, the fear of the Lord is really the beginning of wisdom. The day that I put my trust and belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, my mind was open to a lot of things that I was never exposed to before. I learn biblical principles that if we apply it in our lives, we would be prosperous. I think that you are one of those believers here who are willing to help others. My friend learn2earn is also one. Thank you and have a wonderful day.