God Will Give You Wisdom
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”1
Solomon was still a young man when he became King of Israel after his father David. He followed in the footsteps of his father by serving the One True God. Solomon showed his love for the Lord by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David... (1 Kings 3:3). In turn, God chose to grant King Solomon one thing; whatever he wanted! Solomon could have asked for wealth, health, or happiness, but instead he asked for wisdom. God was so moved by his request that he also granted him wealth and honor – to be the greatest king of his time! (1 Kings 3:13) God also told Solomon that if continued to walk in obedience to Him, he would also give him long life. Solomon couldn’t have imagined that his humble request would have granted him a lifetime of blessings. James said, “If you need wisdom, (and who doesn’t!) ask God for it, and he will give it to you.” Solomon needed wisdom to rule a country in a God honoring way.
Though our need for discernment might not be so daunting, we definitely need wisdom to lead our home; most of the time we need wisdom just to open our mouths to speak! God is more than generous, and gracious enough, to grant us wisdom whenever we ask for it. Wisdom is one thing we can never have too much of, so ask away!
Dear Lord, thank you for your mercy toward us. We require a dose of wisdom every day and all we have to do is ask you for it. So today, I ask that you give me a discerning heart to live as you would want me to. Give me wisdom to guide others to you, starting in my own home. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
James 1:5 (NLT).
Today’s Encounter was written by: Veronica B.
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