Would-be wise men abound. American Idol proves that most people think they can sing much better than they actually do. American Life proves that most people think they are much wiser than they really are.
But no man or woman need be would-be wise. Why? Because God is ready to wise us up! Memorize this Scripture and take it to the Lord Himself. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:5-8)
Focus on that “believe” word for a moment. Wisdom is tied to, flows from, is dependent upon our relationship of believing or not believing God! It’s better to believe God – on all topics, in all situations, at all times, whatever others may say, for all reasons – this is Christianity. Christians become wiser than the wise ones around them who don’t know the Lord because God is their counselor, their storehouse of wisdom, their insight and foresight on all matters pertaining to life now and forever.
Take the wisdom check. It’s found in James 3:13-18. You’ve got to read it! Today’s decisions, relationships, possibilities, solutions, happiness, coping power and personal peace depend upon your reading it and heeding it! Here God contrasts two kinds of wisdom. One is worldly, the other is godly. Read it carefully, digest it mentally, morally and personally to see how wise you are – and how wise you can be!
Wise men must/want to/ still/will follow Christ! Here’s the reason: A would-be, could-be wise man is no wise man at all. But “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” A good beginning – what a treasure. A good ending – what a treasure.
God says, “I love you – and wise up!”.
Happy New Wise Year!
Enjoy the wisdom only Jesus can bring.
Love in Christ, Chuck
P.S.: Share your “WISDOM” story? Let me hear from you.