Consulting Our Baals
2 Kings 1:3 – “Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the God of Ekrin?” (NIV 1978)
My Musing – There are so many places to go for help that we are prone to neglect the only source of real help – our God and our Savior.
My Advice – Be careful who you consult for guidance and advice. Is it a Godly source? If not, be very wary of the paths that they suggest you take. Jesus is still Lord of your life and will provide Godly counsel through His Word, the Holy Spirit and other believers. Heed their advice, especially when it is at odds with worldly advice.
Wisdom, Insight & Understanding
1 Kings 4:29 – God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – Learning and knowledge may be gotten from books and education. But wisdom, insight and understanding are a gift from God.
My Advice – You have learned much in college and have gained skills you did not possess before. But these are of little use or value without wisdom, insight and understanding. These you cannot learn at a university. You cannot get instruction in these from a book. But God can give them to you. Pursue these by pursuing a Godly life.
Step 7: Learn Spiritual Wisdom
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all. (James 1:5)
A: Discovering the Truth
B. Exploring the Truth
We are wise once we begin to realize that the wisdom, scholarship and philosophy that the world affords are foolishness in the eyes of God. Leaning on our own understanding, which is frequently based upon these things, can lead us down crooked paths or detour us altogether. But trusting in God and acknowledging that His wisdom and guidance Continue reading “Learn Spiritual Wisdom”