“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 26:12
I think I know what is best for myself. I think I know what I need or how to solve a problem. But the problem is … I am often relying on the my past experiences, my emotions or the world’s way of thinking — with subsequent solutions not turning out the way I planned and leading to destruction … even my own self-destruction.
With wisdom, the application of God’s word applied to my problem or decision area, I can more objectively, move forward in action. God’s word is my guide. It keeps me from folly and from making the same type of mistakes which have resulted, in the past, from my own foolish and limited thinking.
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.” Proverbs 2:6
His wisdom is his word. It’s reading what the bible says about a situation then following its advice.
Out of fear and self-protection I attempt to ‘fix’ things. Out of fear that I won’t have a ‘life’ I plan things – often, I’m sure, effectively negating God’s own purposes for my life, which I’m also sure, are far better for me than anything I can dream up in my own understanding.
Jesus, help me to lay down all my decisions before you. Help me to listen to your Holy Spirit. Remind me to always apply your words of wisdom before I take action.
I surrender my life to you — help me to be wise and live worthily of you — making right choices and decisions which reflect our relationship.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26
“Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23