Wisdom is a fountain of life to one who has it. (Prov. 16:22, NRSV)
How is wisdom dished out? Is it only for world leaders? Did only President Roosevelt have it? Is it available to Presidents, kings and queens? How about you and me?
(James 1:5-8 ESV) gives great insight to this awesome thought, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
Did you ever stop and think when an annoying person stopped by your coffee chatter table and asked you a question it just might be God using you to impart wisdom to one that needs from one that has? Or, maybe we have gladly taken the step to ask God for wisdom on an issue and He sends the neighbor we don’t want to be seen with to impart a great truth. Do we humbly receive or reject and try to continue to live on without understanding, intellect, or thought to gaining what we have asked for?
Surely we need wisdom on how to pray and help our fellow Texans after this disastrous Harvey left parts uninhabitable. Our Nation drumming war here and there and the sounds seem everywhere. It’s beginning to seem to me wisdom is freely given to those that have the compassion to restore, rebuild, heal, transform, awaken not only individuals, but communities and nations. Add your wisdom and see what God will do!
Philip asked the Ethiopian eunuch, “Do you understand what you are reading?” Acts 8:30 (NIV) Do I? z
Photo by Chris M with his Scottie, Rocket @Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial DC with his Scottie, Fala.
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I love the photo by Chris. Rocket looks so wise. He looks like he could be listening attentively to the wisdom that Fala has from his experiences.
Thinking on Sara’s blog triggered a remembrance of some things she wrote in her book, Dance of Healing, from a chapter ‘Listening to the Word, regarding wisdom that I think relate.
“I, Sara, your teacher, heard when I listened: Proverbs 4 take my advice; it will add years to your life. I’m writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way, I’m drawing a map to Righteous Road…You will glow with light; the longer you live, the brighter you will shine…Tune your ears to My voice…”
ad the “thought to ponder” for this chapter was “Native American saying: “Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.”
This seems to tie in with what Sara wrote above, “Do we humbly receive or reject and try to continue to live on without understanding, intellect, or thought to gaining what we have asked for? “