April 4, 2020
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
This is a powerful piece of advice: If you lack wisdom, ask God.
Have you ever faced a difficult decision on something? How much did you toss and turn over the decision before finally going to God in prayer?
All of us have areas in life where we could use more wisdom. The Bible encourages us to simply ask God that wisdom. Rather than relying on our own knowledge, skills, or resources we can turn to our Almighty God. If we seek the Lord, we will be shown the way.
Solomon is the classic example of following this advice. When he became king of Israel he knew he was stepping into a very big job. I’m sure as excited as he was to be king, he was also a little nervous about the responsibilities. So, he asked for God’s help:
7 “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” 1 Kings 3
Have you asked God to help you with wisdom at school or work? Have you asked God to help you with wisdom in your business? Have you asked God to help you with wisdom at home with your family? Ask, and you shall receive.
Pastor Matt Knopf