Saturday, August 17, 2013

Search for wisdom like a hidden treasure.

Solomon could ask whatever he wanted of God and God would have given it.  Solomon chose wisdom...

Today we live in a world where possessions, accomplishments, vacations and money rule supreme.   Today we live in a world of selfishness, foolishness, and sin.  Today we live in a world void of wisdom and it's no surprising the world is in big trouble.

I don't want to go into all of life's problems... but I wonder what would happen if every Christian desperately wanted wisdom, asked for wisdom and sought out wisdom.

Solomon knew just how important wisdom was and it was a major theme in the book of Proverbs.
In Proverbs 2:2-8 Solomon writes.
"Turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones."
Wouldn't it be great to have that kind of wisdom especially considering all the challenges of our day?   But can we really have that kind of wisdom?
In the Book of James it says, "If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you."   James goes on saying.  "But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord."  James 1a;5-8
To ponder:  Do you have the amount of wisdom you want or need today?  What would you be willing to do to get wisdom.  God says,"Ask and you shall receive!"
May it be that all of us would seek the greatest gift.   This is the blessing ahead for all who walk through the Word.

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