God’s Offer of Wisdom

Author: Enid Adah Nyinomujuni — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 16, 2022

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to make an important
decision, but you weren’t sure how to go about it? Do you sometimes fear
that taking a wrong path would cost you—maybe jeopardizing your happiness
or your relationships—and yet you’re not sure of the right path to take?
Often times, we find ourselves in situations where our knowledge and
understanding is limited, and we don’t know what to do, or even where to
start. If we’re going to make good decisions, we’ll have to apply wisdom.
Wisdom is like a lamp that illuminates the way where there is darkness. And
the Bible tells us that God is the source of wisdom (Proverbs 2:6). We see
this in 1 Corinthians 1:30. Paul writes to people who have put their trust
in Jesus: “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made
him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and
holy, and he freed us from sin.” Jesus is our wisdom, and through His death
and resurrection, we can be in relationship with God. And God wants to help
us. In James 1, God invites us to ask Him for wisdom, and He promises to
give it to us (verse 5). So whenever we need to make a decision, we can ask
God for help. One of the ways God guides us is through His Word, the Bible.
James goes on to say, “Humbly accept the word God has planted in your
hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. But don’t just listen to
God’s word. You must do what it says” (verses 21-22). This passage echoes
something Jesus said: that a person who hears His words and does them is
like a wise man who built his house upon a rock (Mathew 7:24). So if we
live according to God’s Word, then our decisions will be built on a firm
foundation. When we are at a crossroads of decision-making, wondering which
way to go, we need not grope in the dark. God is there, ready to light the
way (John 8:12). Let us accept God’s offer of wisdom so we can make good
decisions in every situation. • Enid Adah Nyinomujuni • Where do you need
wisdom? Consider taking a moment to talk to God about this. • Are you ever
afraid of making the wrong decision? There are some situations in our lives
where there isn’t a right or wrong choice. And no matter what happens, as
Christians, we can know that Jesus will be with us through everything we
face. How might this truth give you hope? If you need wisdom, ask our
generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for
asking. James 1:5 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Proverbs 2:6; Matthew 7:24-Matthew 7:29; 1 Corinthians 1:30; James 1:5