May 30

Part: 3 Asking God for Wisdom

Todd Pruitt |Series: James: The Wisdom of Chrsitianity |James 1:5-11

God’s people look forward to that day when, beholding the Lord, we will truly be “perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (vs. 4). But until the dawning of the age to come we will often find ourselves lacking in just about everything. And when we inevitably find ourselves lacking wisdom then we ought to ask God who gives generously to his children what is good. True wisdom is not a passive thing. It is not about reaching a state of detachment nor is it gained from particular physical postures or in repeating mantras. For the Christian, wisdom is the practical application of God’s truth; the truth revealed to us in God’s Word. What Christian can truly say that he is without need of wisdom? In this life full of trials and temptations we all need wisdom to walk through the confusing tangle of circumstances which meet us. And God’s wisdom is not only the truth he reveals in his Word. He himself is our wisdom:

“And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’” (1 Corinthians 1:30-31).


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