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We thank God for His wisdom!   That is the purpose of this entire article.

Here’s a great definition of Wisdom: Wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.

Most of us are familiar with the Wisdom of Solomon.   Two women approach him to say that a baby is their’s.  Both seem sincere; so he orders the baby to be cut in half.  One woman seems okay with it, but the true mother basically says:  “Give it to her.”  This allows Solomon to know just who the real mom is.   That’s wisdom.

The bible says that wisdom is important:

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or fault-finding, and it will be given him. James

1: 5                Thank God for His wisdom!

I’ve heard hundreds of prayer requests and people always want wisdom.

How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Proverbs 16: 16


Wisdom is better than gold!   Read it.  I know it is true.  For five years, we had a flood in our library that we kept fixing.  At one point the room was an eyesore with a horrible smell full of our household castaways.    That room gave me great anguish.  I prayed about it often.   One day after I prayed seeking an answer…God gave me a task that made no sense at all.  It seems He wanted me to drive to the post office and mail some money to a friend.

So, I did.  I kept thinking that maybe I would end up seeing a long-lost friend inside the post office.  I got there, mailed the card and just hung around waiting for some one I knew to walk in.  After an hour, I went home.  On the way home I met the drain commissioner who told me about a free project where the flooding could be fixed for free to the tune of $7,000.00!   I still praise and thank God for His wisdom which caused us to have victory over a problem that did not seem to go away!   It’s now gone!

I have so many stories like this…stories about following wisdom.

Would this have happened on its own?   It hadn’t.   That’s my answer.

For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify [them] and bring [them] to nothing. 1 Corinthians 1: 19

I heard a story about a college professor who was an atheist and wouldn’t come out and say it.  In order to influence his students he gave them a writing assignment on the Book of Job.   Of course his interpretation was jaded and anti-God.  Because he had done this for years he was all prepared to “shoot down” those who disagreed with him.  Most of the students were too intimidated to disagree with him.  And even worse, his gross misinterpretation was believed by many.  He had no Godly wisdom…but he only had his interpretation.

For this world’s wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19

I’d love to know what ever happened to the college professor …

Thank You Father for giving us the Wisdom to know what we need to know and how to handle it!



DAY 1: JANUARY 1, 2010
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5)
Identify from the television, newspaper or the Internet another cabinet member for specific prayer. Identify and pray for the senators and representatives that serve your state.
Pray for wisdom in each decision;
* The president and vice president
*A cabinet member, your senators and representatives by name

A good subtitle to this would be: “Wisdom and Pride in the body of Christ.”

SIDEBAR

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The word “dispute” admittedly is poorly chosen here. One group of believers chose to believe a scriptural interpretation and some who heard it chose to disagree. I believe it to be a very “small segment” of the population. For certain, the bigger task that we all face is reaching the lost. It isn’t worth my time to debate it…but I choose to explain how I view it.

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I don’t know how many people use the following scripture:

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. James 1: 5

The above scripture is talking about Godly Wisdom. It’s not because you go ti church more than other people’s wisdom. It’s not the Wisdom that you just needed to get off of your chest and it is also Wisdom that is borne out of love.

All that said; let’s talk about the conflict over the following scripture (which ought not to be):

Here’s the verse from Isaiah 59: 19

19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

A mighty man of God has declared that even though interpreted in The King James version as ” the enemy comes in like a flood” that the comma may have been inappropriately placed and that it actually may mean:

“When the enemy comes in,”

“like a flood the Spirit of the Lord lifts up a standard against him.”

I was actually amazed that people of God who truly love God…took exception to this interpretation with boldness. I actually heard it firsthand or I would not discuss it.

To be fair I’ll say that they both make sense (on the surface to an untrained person) upon interpretation; but taking a closer look I came to some conclusions:

1. If we know who we are in Christ; the enemy can’t come in like a flood.

2. One must ask the question: “Who has the most power …God or the devil? I say God. Let’s face it…a flood is powerful…I won’t give the devil that much power…the bible says he’s under our feet so I choose to believe that.

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WHO’S RIGHT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH STRENGTH YOU ACTUALLY HAVE AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!