Saturday 24 November 2012

Pursue and Pray for Godly Wisdom

"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown” (Proverbs 4:7-9).

How beautiful it is when a Christian walks in wisdom. Wisdom, that is God's wisdom does not come quickly to us as Christians but it is part of our growth in grace. The exhortation here is to "get wisdom". We need many things in our Christian pilgrimage. We need to understand the Gospel of God (Romans 1:1), we need to learn to walk in love and humility (Ephesians 5:2), we need sound doctrine (Acts 2:42) but we also need to walk in wisdom.

This is indeed the apostolic counsel of Paul the apostle to the Colossian church. "Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person" (Col. 4:5-6).

In all we do may we not forget to pursue wisdom and here are the marks of godly wisdom from James 3:17 "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere". Let us pray for this kind of wisdom, let us pursue this kind of wisdom. May we all "get Wisdom!".

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