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July 23, 2020

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.

Knowledge vs Wisdom

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

Our world is drowning in knowledge. You can find the answer to almost any question or problem in the palm of your hand. Every 13 months, human knowledge is doubling.  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?

You Need God’s Wisdom

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 our 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.

In Difficult Times

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

Make these confessions.

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

In Jesus Name,

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  1. JENNY July 23, 2020 at 3:39 am - Reply


  2. Peter July 23, 2020 at 4:51 am - Reply


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  4. Eric July 23, 2020 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Amen. We need wisdom now, not more useless facts.

  5. Jacqueline lawrence July 23, 2020 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Amen and Amen

  6. Jean July 23, 2020 at 8:22 am - Reply


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  8. Lois Severson Pierce July 23, 2020 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Amen. I need God’s wisdom in my life.

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