September 24, 2019

Today’s Promise

God Gives Me Wisdom

James 1:5

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. 

Today we are talking about God-given wisdom.

There is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is all about the facts; wisdom is about what you do with those facts. Wisdom is about how you live and the choices you make.

Our world is drowning in knowledge.

You can find the answer to almost any question or problem in the palm of your hand. Human knowledge is doubling every 13 months. In comparison, back in 1900, knowledge doubled every 100 years. The average person receives 174 newspapers worth of information every day. 

We know more, but are we living any better?

Are we making better choices?

Are we living wisely?

God’s wisdom helps you understand the world around you and live successfully. 

You need God’s wisdom to help you use the skills and knowledge you have. Wisdom empowers your knowledge so you are more effective and productive. Wisdom shows you how to apply the knowledge you possess.

You need God’s wisdom so you don’t waste opportunities He brings into your life. Wisdom knows how to take advantage of situations that open new doors for success, promotion, and fulfillment.

You need God’s wisdom in difficult times.

When you are under pressure or stress, you need God’s wisdom more than ever. Making the wrong hasty decision during difficult times is easy. God’s wisdom helps you choose wisely. When you are going through difficult times, the best thing you can do is ask for wisdom. 

You need wisdom when hard decisions must be made. When you face an important decision, ask God for direction, and wisdom. His wisdom will give you clarity in making the right choice.

God promises wisdom for anyone who asks. He gives wisdom freely and generously. You can ask God for wisdom today.

Let’s review that verse once more.

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

Confess this with me.

I have wisdom that comes only from God.
When I ask, God gives me wisdom freely and generously.
When I need direction or clarity, I ask God for wisdom.
God’s wisdom helps me make wise choices that bring about success in my life.

In Jesus Name,

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  1. Richard B Hetland September 24, 2019 at 4:51 am - Reply

    You stated at the top of your message: “God’s Gives Me Wisdom.” Did you mean to say: “God Gives Me Wisdom?” I’m not trying to be critical. It was confusing when I first read your statement.

    • Billy Taylor September 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Thanks for catching the mistake. I corrected it as soon as I saw your post. – Billy

  2. Steve September 24, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Very helpful devotion today at a time when I feel like I lack wisdom. Thanks for reminding me of this precious promise and where to go for true wisdom. I often find your devotions point me to God when I arrive at my desk and check my emails in the morning. Thanks for your work!

    • Billy Taylor September 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm - Reply

      Steve, I am so glad it was helpful to you.

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