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Thankfulness for God’s Wisdom

by on November 17, 2021

Key Scripture: James 1:5-6 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”

Paul tells us in Colossians 2:3, “in whom (Christ) are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” While the cross is foolishness
to the world, for the believer—wisdom is ours to have in Christ. Yet,
sometimes, we fixate on our circumstances, doubt the truth of God’s Word, and question the faithfulness of God and His promises. Friends, doubt causes us to waver in our trust for God. James instructs us to do the opposite— ask in faith.

When we keep our eyes on God, study His Word, and come before Him in prayer, our faith is strengthened, and we grow in wisdom. Paul encourages us again in Philippians 4:19, “God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” This is NOT
a “name it and claim it” prosperity gospel like so many false teachers
would have you believe. This is the confidence our Father in Heaven will give us what we need, not necessarily what we want. Friends, we need wisdom, and God so graciously offers it to us.

Questions to Consider:

When you doubt the promises of God, do you go to God in prayer or do you try to handle it on your own? How well does that work?

Prayer Prompts:

  • Father God, forgive me when I forget Your promises and look to the world for wisdom. Thank you for your patience. You are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

  • Father God, thank You for the Truth of Your Word, we as your children can come boldly before Your throne, knowing that You hear us and will give us all that we need to live a life of godliness.

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