Looking to the Lord for Wisdom

Jam 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

The Lord may give a person a strong mind, a good intellect, and the opportunity to learn many things. Even with these gifts, it is still so necessary to receive insight from the Lord, especially if one is to rightly understand complicated issues. A person may study an issue thoroughly, and puzzle the ins and outs of it. Unless the Lord bless the effort, it will prove futile.

It seems to me that an initial step towards attaining wisdom is recognizing that one does not possess wisdom in and of oneself. One must see that she lacks wisdom. Next, one must apply to the Lord, in faith, for this wisdom.

1Jo 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

The Lord will teach us what we need to know, as we go to Him in faith, seeking wisdom of Him. The issues before us may be daunting, but the Lord will give us the wisdom to honor Him in our decisions, as we depend upon Him.

2 Responses to “Looking to the Lord for Wisdom”

  1. Samantha says:

    Dear Aunt Joyce,
    Thank you for this post. It’s been almost an eternity since I visited your blog; but ended up here tonight. I read this post and wanted to thank you for it. It is indeed very true. May the Lord grant you the wisdom that you are seeking. You are in our prayers.
    With love, Samantha

  2. Joyce says:

    Thank you, dear Samantha, for your prayers. I’ve been thinking also about my attitude as I wait upon the Lord for wisdom, that it must not be one of anxiety: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. -I Peter 5:7.

    I wish we could have attended your graduation. Your mom says that it went really well. May the Lord bless you, also, as you contemplate your future.
    Love, Aunt Joyce