Here’s a question for you: What’s the point of desiring wisdom?
Does that seem like an inane question? (Yes, just one letter away from insane.)
Of course we want to live wisely, to make good decisions and choices that honor our calling as God’s children and Christ’s representatives on earth.
But there is an even greater longing that sends out a cry to our Creator Father, asking for wisdom.
It is the longing to know Him better, to understand His “deep secrets,” and to see ourselves and this world as He sees everything.
This is part of the Spirit’s work in us. The world will never know the Creator through human wisdom. Only the Spirit living in us gives us the connection that pulls us ever closer into His thoughts and into knowing our Father.
May our prayer for ourselves and each other be this:
We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. (Colossians 1:9-10)
Let’s desire the pure wisdom from above, children of God.
Ask. Knock. Seek Christ.
Our God gives generously and abundantly as we get to know Him better and better.
Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions;
I will put them into practice with all my heart.
MORE to ponder:
Psalm 19:7-8; Psalm 19:8; Psalm 81:8-16; Psalm 86:11; Psalm 111:10; Psalm 119:98-104; Psalm 119:130; Proverbs 1:1-33; Proverbs 2; Proverbs 8:11; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 15:33; Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 17:24; Proverbs 29:3; Isaiah 8:20; Isaiah 11:2; Isaiah 48:17-18; Matthew 7:24; Matthew 13:11-12; Luke 6:46-49; John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:12-15; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2; Ephesians 1:16-17; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:14; James 1:5-8; James 3:17; 1 John 2:26, 27; 1 John 5:20