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Discipline: Access to Wisdom

Posted by Lorraine Serra on February 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Psalm 90 and verse 12 is our focus as we begin this study about Wisdom.

“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Last week, I laid out some elements about seeking Wisdom.  We learned that Wisdom is a Person, Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God.   1 Corinthians 1:30 calls out that Jesus has become 4 things to us and for us:  wisdom, righteousness, holiness and redemption.  Everything begins and ends with Him.

I hope you prayed through Psalm 90 a few times to seek God’s heart for how it applies to you.  Last week's assignment is ongoing.  You may want to make it a daily assignment.

It includes the key elements of living in awe of God and having holy fear and respect for Him.  In Psalm 90, we can pray along with Moses.

First, praise and worship Almighty God, then acknowledge our weakness and failure and repent.  Next, agree with God that He has all we need, thank Him for all His mercy and kindness, and with thanksgiving request His direction and provision.  Having done all this, rejoice in the hope of His unfailing love and faithfulness.

Why should we seek the Wisdom of the Holy One?  After praying through Psalm 90 I think it is obvious.  We are just like the Jews wandering in the desert.  We cycle through seasons of obedience and rebellion, don’t we?  We lose focus and spin our wheels.   It is hard at times to stay the course, yet it is in consistency that we find the power to serve God and overcome obstacles.

 Read the beginning of Proverbs Chapter 1 and discover the importance of wisdom and discipline.

Some people are just naturally very disciplined, even to the point of becoming obsessive compulsive.  For example, in the areas of diet and exercise, or in keeping a clean house, I know some folks who get an A++ rating.  Others, struggle in these areas, but are keen on maintaining their cars well, or their lawn and gardens. 

Some people are so disciplined in continuing their education, while others just talk about it.   Many are deftly managing their finances and disciplined in building their retirement savings.   Some are absolutely faithful to tithe, giving their first fruits to the Lord as He has commanded, while others struggle to trust God as they release their grip on what He has given them.

Seeking Wisdom, sitting at the feet of Jesus, provides a blue print for how to make good use of our time, our talents and our treasure for the days which we have been given.  The blessed result of seeking Wisdom is peace, and that is huge.   The Bible calls it the peace that surpasses all human understanding.   Philippians 4: 6-7

Wisdom is key to inward peace and fulfillment.  If these are things you lack, then now is the time for miraculous change.  By Wisdom we will know our destiny in fulfilling the will of God and becoming more like Jesus, for that is our calling.  If we can determine that God knows better than we do, in fact He knows us better than we know ourselves, we can take our first deliberate steps to sit at the feet of Wisdom and learn.

So, let us strategize and examine how to grasp more of Jesus and be filled with His Wisdom.

ASSIGNMENT:

Pray through Psalm 90 again this week.  Praise God, confess and repent, thank Him.  

I suggest a notepad for this study.  Wisdom speaks when we are seeking Him.  The Enemy tries to interfere.  Keep a pad handy for jotting down those stray thoughts of things you can handle later on in your day.   Stay focused, rejoice and write down the Wisdom instructions and revelations that you receive.  Praise Him!

I offer a few scriptures here to help lay a foundation and a jumping off point for this study.  I pray they will be helpful to you.  Behold the riches of Wisdom, the gift available for the asking!  

Take one or more each day.  Use them to help you praise God for specific gifts, and seek Him for specific instruction and grace for every area of your life:  marriage, work, family, relationships, church, your neighborhood, your world.  Search other wisdom scriptures and share them with us.

 James 3:17   James  1:5    Proverbs 1 

  Proverbs 21: 30-31   Colossians 2:2-3 

I Corinthians 3:19  James 1:17 

Ecclesiastes 7:11 – 12  Proverbs  3:13 -18

Write down what Wisdom speaks to your heart.  How can you apply this wisdom to issues in your life?  What do you expect to experience?

Lord, You are the Source for everything good, holy, perfect and wise.  Bless my time with You for Your glory and my peace.  Grant me wisdom to discern Your plans for my life.   May my offering of praise be a pleasing aroma around your throne, My King and My God.  Amen.

 

 

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Reply Marie
10:27 AM on February 21, 2012 
Thank you for starting me on a new journey. I want to know more of how God wants to use my life. I will pray over these scriptures as you have suggested.