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A Gift For the Asking

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 7, 2012 at 9:45 AM

I am thinking about wisdom today.   We all face a crossroad now and then where we need to make big decisions.

Which way shall I go?  What is the best path to choose?   With whom shall I align myself, or how shall I best utilize my time, talents, money, and experience? 

Is this the mate for me?  Is this the job God wants for me?  The ministry? 

One of my favorite scriptures may be one of yours, too.

 Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding, But in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.

This was probably the first scripture I ever memorized after Rom 8:28, which pierced my heart in a time of crisis, and brought salvation to my soul over 30 years ago.  Halleluia!   

It is another of those great promise verses.   A reciprocal relationship promise:  Trust Jesus….lay it all down, look beyond your circumstances and believe what He says. Just have faith in Who He is and in His promise to bear your burdens and HE WILL direct your steps, all for His glory and your benefit.

Proverbs is all about seeking after wisdom.  The theme repeats that she is more precious than gold, silver, or precious gems.   In her right hand is riches and honor, and in her left is length of days.

Get wisdom and get understanding, divine perspective, kingdom guidance; this is the message of the author, King Solomon, who received this great gift himself.

 In the book of 1 Kings 3, God instructed Solomon to ask for anything at all, and He would grant it.

Hold on now.  What would you ask for if given this opportunity?  Well, we know that since Solomon’s heart was so pure, and he was so honored to be king after his father, David, he asked for wisdom to rule God’s people according to the Laws of God.

 God was so pleased that He gave Solomon more than he asked for!

Solomon received more wisdom than anyone ever born on this planet, but he also received great wealth and fame and respect.  Solomon sought after, and received, the wisdom of God.  It made him great and honorable…..for a time.

After many years, and many pagan concubines, Solomon was drawn away to worship the idols of his wives.  He exchanged the wisdom of the One True God for lifeless, powerless counterfeits.  The LORD God is patient and compassionate towards sinful man, but, He will not be mocked.

Sadly, Solomon’s end was less than glorious.

We have the choice each and every day to sit at the feet of Wisdom.  We have the tremendous privilege of access to the Source of all Wisdom.

  You see, wisdom is not an “it”. It's not a thing.

Wisdom is a Person, Jesus Christ, the Word of God, Who was with the Father from before the world was made.  

Christ Jesus has become for us the wisdom from God, says 1 Corinthians 1:30.  He has become our wisdom, righteousness, holiness and redemption.  In Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  Colossians 2:3

That sounds like just about everything we will ever need to live as a Citizen of the Kingdom!

The same Wisdom which made Solomon a great leader of the nation Israel, is the Everlasting Wisdom available to be poured out to you and to me today, when we ask, seek, knock, sit, worship, listen, and receive.    

Great are You, Lord, and worthy of all my praise.  What a privilege to know You and to sit at your feet.  You have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom!  How blessed I am to belong to You!  Thank you, Jesus, my Wisdom, my Righteousness, My Holiness, My Redeemer.  Amen.

 

 

Categories: Wisdom Study

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