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How to Get Godly Wisdom

Friday, November 20th, 2015

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

1. SEEK GOD. David inquired of God, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will You give them into my hand?” Then the Lord said to him, “Go up, for I will give them into your hand” (1 Chronicles 14:10). King David modeled a life of seeking God. Sometimes we can become so numb that we don’t want talk to God, but this is a principle forged in faith. Don’t wait around for a feel-good moment of inspiration. Seek God right now.

2. SEEK GOD AGAIN. The Philistines made yet another raid in the valley. David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees” (1 Chronicles 14:13-14). Develop dependence on God. We are at our best when we put again in our situation. Again I’m at church, again I’m singing praises, again I’m giving in the offering, again I’m showing up, again I’m seeking God. Day by day, continually ask: “God, what would You have me do in this situation?”

3. OBEY WHAT GOD SAYS. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy (James 3:17-18). When we find out what God wants us to do, we don’t waste energy on busy activity instead of actual achievement. As you tap into God’s wisdom, you can have divine encounter after divine encounter.

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY WISDOM CONFESSIONS
I call to God and He will answer me and show me great and mighty things I do not know (Jeremiah 33:3). I trust in the Lord with all my heart, and don’t lean on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He makes my path straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). Jesus is my wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30) and I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). I am filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding (Colossians 1:9).

wis·dom, noun
The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight. A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.

Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Wisdom.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

The Result of Wisdom

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable,
full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. James 3:17

Wisdom from above. There is an earthly wisdom which is described in the Bible as sensual, demonic, jealous, and arrogant (James 3:15), but Jesus invites us to seek authentic godly wisdom which yields great results (Matthew 11:19).

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously
and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

How to get wisdom. There is specific wisdom corresponding to every situation, trial, or temptation. We get wisdom from Scripture; by the presence and counsel of the Holy Spirit; and by the benefit of godly people in our lives. If we
ask God for wisdom, He won’t mock or insult us—He’ll freely give it (James 1:5).

“Don’t expect wisdom to come into your life like great chunks of rock on a
conveyor belt. It isn’t like that. It’s not splashy and bold . . . nor is it dispensed
like a prescription across a counter. Wisdom comes privately from God as a
by-product of right decisions, godly reactions, and the application of scriptural
principles to daily circumstances.” ~Chuck Swindoll

The benefits of wisdom. Seek out godly wisdom for every area of life—in your job, in your home life, in your relationships. When we walk in wisdom, our blind spots get covered and we look smart. If we’re confused about something, the wisdom of God will clear the fog and bring peace and direction.

Pray this prayer:
Heavenly Father, I trust You to give me wisdom essential for each moment.
Lead me and guide me over obstacles, out of trouble and into the target’s
bullseye. Teach me Your ways, Lord, and I’ll walk in Your wisdom. I trust You
to guide me into precision accuracy in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

wis•dom – noun: The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight. –The American Heritage Dictionary

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2014 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Swindoll, Chuck. Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, Copyright © 1983, 2007 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI. “wisdom” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Web. 27 Jan. 2014.