Wednesday, August 3, 2016
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
A true child of God knows that there is only one way to gain wisdom and that is through the Word of God. As we study the Word and encounter the Spirit of the living God in each line we read, we gain insight into life.
As David understood, “I have more understanding than my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.” What are God’s statutes? They are His Words. His commandments. His precepts. If we abide in them and they abide in us we will be the wisest people on the earth.
Coupled with wisdom is understanding. We must strive to allow the Holy Spirit to give us understanding of God’s Word. It is dangerous to lean on our own understanding, which is influenced by our education, life experiences and personalities. Our minds must be renewed and our understanding of God and His kingdom must have its foundation in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth.
Today, purpose in your heart to pursue wisdom and let the eyes of your understanding be enlightened.
Prayer: Lord, You know me. You know how much I need Your wisdom to be able to navigate this day successfully. I ask You for an increased ability to discern and understand that which I need to know today. Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom, be with me now and always. Amen.