“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given to him. “ James 1:5
Wisdom, it comes to us in many forms and we can find it in many ways, such as studying, by watching those who are ardent in their abilities or by living life’s experiences! Grab your coffee and don’t forget your journal I believe there are some great nuggets of wisdom today at Coffee Hour.
What one thing would you ask of God if you knew absolutely that it would not be refused? We find in Proverbs 2:7 that “He stores up sound wisdom for us and is a shield to those who walk uprightly,” so if He stores up wisdom does this mean we can ask for it? I’m certain the answer would be yes!
We read in 1 Kings 3:3 -9 King Solomon loved the Lord as he walked in the statutes of David his father. One night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and the Lord said to King Solomon, “Ask! What shall I give you?” Solomon answered, “Give Your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” And it pleased the Lord.
Can you imagine having this conversation with God? What would our response be when He asked us, “What shall I give you?” how would we answer him? Such a good question to ponder! However, King Solomon never asked for himself selfishly but said to the Lord “give” Your servant an understanding heart. As we can see he was more concerned over God’s people than of himself and here we see the motive of King Solomon’s heart! This was the beginning of wisdom that God gave according to King Solomon’s words!! 1 King 3:11-14.
You see The Lord knew that King Solomon was going to encounter a heart problem in which he had to make a rightful decision regarding two mothers and two babies. 1 Kings 3:16- 19. God always designs to teach us some valuable lessons that can be associated in some ways of our lives. Aren’t you glad He knows our hearts even before we ask? So I ask myself what is the motive of my heart?
We experienced a blowout in our motor home some time ago; we pulled by the roadside and we had to make a decision to repair the tire ourselves or ask for help! We made a wise decision and within a few hours we were back on the road again. Although this wasn’t a life threatening situation, it still required a wise decision on my husband’s part. We were in a precarious place with no tools, no jack and five grandchildren and the worry of what if someone was going to hit us on the freeway!!!
This journey may not be easy but I remind you that He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He would never leave us stranded. We have a direct line to call on Him for wisdom… when we ask!
My prayer is that you will seek Him for wisdom in every aspect of your lives, if you lack; ask and as you do be ready for Him to give you sweet treasures of wisdom and understanding. Till next week, hold Him close to your heart.