“All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.”
“For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
“The LORD’s loyal followers receive his guidance, and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.”
One gift I have wanted my kids to ask for from the LORD is wisdom. To be able to discern and understand is one of the greatest gifts of all, for ignorance leads a people astray and lack of understanding is often at the root of the wreckage of many lives.
To be able to know God’s heart on matters we face is a privilege; He reveals insight when we are lost and opens our eyes to see sin that easily entangles us as well as our need of Him.
Without this wisdom, we are easily led astray and waste our lives on things that don’t matter. With wisdom we live in a way that honors God and has lasting eternal value.
Although we are finite and only know in part, God is willing to give wisdom to those who ask, yet many times we don’t. Imagine seeing a beautifully wrapped gift underneath the tree, left unopened. Or maybe an envelope with information inside that you have been waiting for – news from a job or a physician – but we choose not to seek the answer.
This gift of wisdom is precious, indeed. God help us to see its value and to seek Him and His wisdom in this life we live.
Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself and Your will to us. Help us to ask You for wisdom and to never grow weary of seeking to know You more.