Topic: The Wisdom Of God Will Distinguish You [Friday September 8, 2017]
“For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;” (Proverbs 2:6-7 NKJV)
My challenge with many believers today is that we think we can do things the way of the world and still shine as light. This is totally wrong! You cannot beat the world’s system using its own tools. Jesus speaking in Luke 16:8 (KJV) said, “…for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” To beat the world’s system, you need a superior platform. You need the wisdom that only God gives. It is the wisdom of God that will distinguish you.
God is the source of all wisdom and knowledge. He is wisdom personified. The book of James 1:5 (KJV) says: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” Therefore, you have an assurance that whenever you ask God for wisdom, you receive.
God stores up sound wisdom for the upright. This is not wisdom that is common to everyone. It has been stored up and reserved for you and I. There are times that you are faced with complex issues that need to be resolved. What this scripture is saying is that there is a wisdom that has been reserved for you. It enables you to resolve seemingly complex situations. Even in your office, when it seems like you are at a crossroad and everyone is looking up to someone to give direction, know that God has stored up priceless wisdom for you. The essence is so you can proffer solutions and give direction to the company for the benefit of everyone. However, it will not fall on you like a bag of cherries. You will need to access this wisdom. If it were common, everyone would have access to it. But it is not!
Further Reading: Proverbs 8:14-18, James 3:17, Isaiah 33:6, 1 Corinthians 2:6-7
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Proverbs 3-5; Evening- 2 Corinthians 1
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.