Sunday, January 2, 2011


So this morning I was reading in Proverbs, chapter 2 to be precise, and I started thinking about all the references to wisdom and how to get it, etc.  I've heard a lot of sermons that quote James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all..."  Most of those sermons apply that verse to anything we need to know.  But if you look at it in context, it is clear that what James is saying here is that if we don't have the wisdom to understand how trials and tempations work in our lives to make us mature, then we can ask God to give us the wisdom to understand "that".  So, if that verse applies to wisdom for that specific thing, are there Scriptures that explain how we get wisdom for other things in life?  I think that is what I discovered in reading Proverbs 2 today.  It actually kind of reads like" "He is ____ for you or will do _____, if you are/do ______." 
Proverbs 2:6-10 (New International Version, ©2010)

6 For the LORD gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7 He holds success in store for the upright,

he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

8 for he guards the course of the just

and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9 Then you will understand what is right and just

and fair—every good path.

10 For wisdom will enter your heart,

and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

I just thought it was another great passage to ponder at the beginning of a new year, and how encouraging it is to know that HE GIVES US WISDOM so that we can understand what is right and wrong, so that we will know how to live our lives.  We have no excuses....wisdom is ours! 

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