Job 42:3 – “You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” (NIV 1978)
My Musing – This is the way it is with man. We speak when we do not understand or know when we should be quiet and listen for God to instruct us.
My Advice – Be sure to acknowledge God when He shows you the way. For you will certainly find that His ways are best. Better by far than our ways. Be thankful He did not do it your way.
Job 38:2 – “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?”
My Musing – As children of God, through the blood of Jesus Christ, we have the privilege of being able to approach the throne of God with confidence. Let’s not abuse that privilege. We should be respectful, humble and thankful before Him.
My Advice – God’s counsel is beyond our comprehension. When things are not going the way you like or think that they should, it is okay to ask God why. But don’t do it in a way that challenges Him with words without knowledge. He knows what is best and when is best.
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”