Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Inspiration Thursday - Wisdom & Understanding
If there were any one or two things that you could have in this world that you believe would make your life much better, what would they be? Some people would might say that a better job in a more desirable location would make their life complete. Others might say that having their mortgage and the kids college education taken care of would make them sleep better at night. Still, some would tell you that a secure retirement income would be the best thing that could ever happen to them. All of these are honorable and desirable things and all of us would be thrilled if these things came to pass in our own lives, but they are not the ideal solution to life's issues. So what should we want for our lives to be complete? God's word says that two things are more valuable than any other possessions that we might have.
"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom and understanding are the two most important things that a person can possess. Where does one get wisdom and understanding? It rarely comes from other people, it doesn't come from most books, and it doesn't come from media sources like the Discovery channel. Wisdom and understanding comes from God and God alone. How do we start getting the wisdome and understanding that we need to live the life that God has planned for us? "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understand have all those who do His commandments..." (Psalms 111:10) We can get some wisdom from other people who know, love, and obey God, but it all begins with God. When we acknowledge that we need God and accept Christ as our Savior, we begin the journey of wisdom and understanding. When we trust Christ as our Lord and Savior, we should be willing to read and trust the book that He inspired to guide us. The Bible is life's instruction book. One of the best books in all of the Bible to read and gain wisdom and understanding is Proverbs. There are 31 Proverbs and reading one each day is a great way to begin your day and focus on how we should conduct ourselves. Just how important are wisdom and understanding"
"The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens; By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew." The Bible is life's instruction book. If you want to know what is best for you, read Gods word. The best thing that you can ever do in this life is to establish a relationship with Jesus Christ, read His Word, trust and obey what you find in His Word. You are the most important thing in all of creation to God and He wants to lead you through this life and into an eternal relationship with Him. When you have Christ in your heart, the God of all creation is available to you each and every day. The God of Angel Armies goes before you everywhere. Whom shall you fear. Great are you Lord! Have a blessed day.