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Godly wisdom is readily available, not readily accepted

flowing-streamDid you know that godly wisdom is not difficult to find? As a matter of fact, the Lord himself has let us know over and over in his word that all we need to do to get it is to humbly seek him then ask him for it, and by his grace it will be ours. However, that simple caveat to obtain it is what often holds us back from readily accepting it. Most people prefer to be saturated in sin that prompts our fear of men, so the wisdom of men is what we too often boast ourselves in (Jeremiah 9:23-24; Romans 1:22), even in the church. The refusal of ready acceptance of godly wisdom results in all the gross darkness we see worldwide.

Perhaps we Christians should consider that our Lord has called us to greater things by grabbing hold of his readily available wisdom. Just how readily available is it? Consider what his word says in the following passages:

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Proverbs 1

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 

12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. Proverbs 8

Anyone who asks the Lord humbly gets wisdom liberally without God finding fault with us, without looking for an excuse to deny us. His wisdom is so available, it can be found even in the streets of our local town, in the main thoroughfares, and at the entrance of our cities, if we are observant enough to look for it. The benefits of wisdom are incalculable and can even bless us with “witty inventions.” That phrase refers to finding ways to wisely make the best of our natural or spiritual resources for God’s glory and for man’s benefit that are manifested in a myriad of ways. It can be anything from balancing one’s budget to inventing a new device to responding to a situation in a certain manner to sharing with the right people a prophetic word in season.

My prayer is that we will pursue godly wisdom, then boldly put that wisdom into action for Christ’s sake.


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