Skip to comments.DAILY PERSPECTIVE
Posted on 03/19/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT by knarf
Every day my pastor sends out a daily perspective and since he recently returned from DC with other fundamentalist preachers, I thought his daily today was worth reading by many more
On our recent trip to Washington, DC, we were able to pray with the staff members of several legislators. Their most frequent request was prayer for wisdom. It warmed our hearts that our senators and congressmen did not think they knew everything. How refreshing that many of them recognized a source of understanding and power that is higher than man. Perhaps they remembered that the man who was known for his wisdom, King Solomon, chose wisdom over wealth or the subjugation of his enemies.
Like King Solomon in his response to God's amazing offer, most of us realize that we don't have the necessary perspective to make wise choices. The real wisdom is in choosing God's wisdom over power or possessions. Job laments in Job 28:13 how expensive wisdom is, declaring that it can't be found or purchased in the land of the living. Through the end of this chapter he expounds on the high value of true wisdom and it's scarcity among the inhabitants of planet earth. Finally in the last verse he reveals the only source of wisdom. "And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."
The most costly factor in finding God's wisdom is subjecting our own viewpoint to God's inspection. All our supplications for wisdom are for nought if they do not begin with the fear of the Lord. So many of us operate from the fear of other people. Politicians certainly must reject the fear of their constituents, the media, and their party bosses if they ever hope to find God's wisdom. King Solomon tells us in Proverbs 29:25, "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe." Additionally, the temptation of choices that are spelled out in Scripture as sinful and wicked must be rejected. Wisdom never issues from those who refuse to depart from the evils described in God's Word.
Indeed, God's wisdom is costly, but it is readily available to the most poverty-stricken child of God. James 1:5 promises, "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." If you goal is to please the Lord Jesus above all others, you will find all the wisdom you need for today just by asking.