January 11, 2022

WISDOM - Bro. T. Stephen

Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of James 1:5, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

From the above context we learn that recognising our lack of wisdom is a wise step towards understanding. Scripture qualifies this by reminding us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the holy One brings understanding. Life is full of pitfalls and snares, and we often make wrong choices, but it is comforting to know that no matter what trials we may be called upon to face, or what foolish choices we have made in the past, we can go to the Lord and ask Him for godly insight and spiritual understanding, and He has promised to give us all that is needed for the betterment of our life. In this passage, James, speaks about the wisdom we need, when we are surrounded by the various difficulties we encounter in our everyday lives and the tough choices we are all required to make. James a bond servant of Jesus Christ, lacked wisdom. But he made an attempt to gain godly wisdom and spiritual understanding. James learnt that the suffering of this life produces patient endurance, which will furnish us with spiritual maturity. “However,” he continues, “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

There are times when we do not know what to do or which way to turn, when we are surrounded with problems especially, when we deal with our own family, wife, husband and children. At such times we need to seek the face of the Lord for guidance. James knows that trusting the Lord for godly wisdom as we travel through life, is a tool the Lord uses to test and strengthen our faith in Him, and which helps to produce in us the patient endurance that is so needful for our daily life. We all need God’s heavenly wisdom in the tests and trials of life’s disappointments and difficulties, which are so much a part of our everyday lives. How much we need His guidance in the choices we have to make, a willingness to admit our faults, a readiness to learn the lessons God desires to teach us, and an eagerness to put into practice the truth we have learned. God knows that we are weak and frail and He knows that the testing of our faith can cause us to complain or murmur or to become unsteady in our Christian walk. But God provides all the wisdom we need to maintain a steady heart, patient endurance, and an unwavering, uncompromised faith in Him. God delights to give generously to all who ask – but we must be prepared to ask Him, to listen to His voice, and to obey His Word.

Have you the knowledge and wisdom to deal all your problems, with regarding to your business, at your work spot, while dealing with your boss and other co workers, in your neighbourhood, when dealing with problematic neighbours or when you deal with your own children, who do not do well in their studies. Do you get annoyed with them, or do you tolerate them patiently. My dear children of God, you need wisdom and knowledge to deal all the issues that you face in everyday life. We often fail to understand our own family members. That is why God insists us to ask of Him, wisdom and knowledge for when we ask for knowledge God gives wisdom without any partiality. So be prepared to ask Him and you will find peace and calmness in your life. God bless you.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, as the pressures of life are pressing down hard on us, we want to hold fast to the faith and patiently endure all the problems that confront us in our daily lives. Give us the wisdom we need to face the future with all joy, knowing very well that our life is hid with Christ in God. Help us to grow in grace and in wisdom as we depend in Your love and trust in Your Word.

In Jesus Name We Pray. Amen.

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