“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” -James 1:5 NIV
Do you ever feel ill-equipped to make decisions that have significant implications on your future or that of those you care about?
Jesus’ brother James tells us to ask God, and He will provide what we need.
That’s what King Solomon did. And God answered His request favorably.
11 God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12 therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.” –2 Chronicles 1:11-12 NIV
Webster defines wisdom as “knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it.”
The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writes, “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” The Roman author, Seneca says, “No man is ever wise by chance.”
The best place to gain wisdom for the challenges of life is before our all knowing Creator. He offers it freely. And He loves us and delights when we seek Him.
Wisdom from God helps us know what to do with what we have, be it apparent asset or liability. And it also brings blessing in other aspects of life in the process. That’s the story of Solomon. When we humbly seek God’s direction, He can entrust us with much more.
What challenges are you facing today? Can you take it to Him for help?