"The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." James 3 v. 17
In recent weeks we have often prayed for wisdom - wisdom for family members and friends, for those in authority and leadership, and for ourselves.
Proverbs 3 v. 13 tells us that those who find wisdom are blessed and James 1 v. 5 promises that "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
In 1 Kings 3, the Lord appeared to King Solomon in a dream and said "Ask for whatever you want me to give you". Solomon asked for a discerning heart and the Lord was pleased that he had asked for this. The Lord not only gave Solomon greater wisdom than anyone who had come before him or would come after him, but also gave him things he had not asked for. Solomon was so renowned for his wisdom and his relationship to the Lord that the Queen of Sheba visited him to test him with hard questions. Nothing was too hard for Solomon to explain to her and she was overwhelmed by his wisdom.
Jesus was and is the embodiment of true wisdom which comes from God. Even as a 12-year-old, He amazed the teachers at the temple courts with His understanding and His answers. Throughout Jesus' ministry on earth, people were astonished at the wisdom of His teaching. Let's pray for godly wisdom!
This song The Perfect Wisdom of Our ?God - Stuart Townend explores God's wisdom expressed through creation, the incarnation and His care for us.
Prayer: May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may know him better. (from Ephesians 1 v. 17)
Prayer request: For godly wisdom for all in leadership and authority with responsibility for making tough decisions.