Friday, October 21, 2016

Growing in Wisdom

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Someone once said, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.”

In the Psalmist’s declaration about the Word of God, he said, “…the testimony of the Lord is sure…” The testimony, of course, is God’s witness to who He is and what He can do, and it includes what He requires of us. Sure, in this case, means, resolute, steady, unwavering, anchored, reliable and trustworthy.

Peter said the same thing, “And we have the word of the prophets made more sure, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts” [2 Peter 1:19]. 

So what is the expected result when this sure testimony is in the life of a Christ follower? The Psalmist said it makes the simple wise. Think about that for a moment. It takes ordinary people — the gullible, the ignorant, the undiscerning — and teaches them to become wise, or better said, it teaches them the profound truth of the Word that they can apply to daily living.

We could certainly use godly wisdom today. Too many Christ followers have been duped or pressured into conformity to the world. Maybe because they think the “teachers” of the world are wise. Listen to the joy of the Psalmist when he said, “Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts” [Psalm 119:98-100].

It’s to your advantage to pray that God’s wisdom will increase, and yes, abound in your life daily. God’s Word imparts wisdom and knowledge beyond the realm of mere human understanding. Keep growing in wisdom

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

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