Words to the Wise

blindfoldThe Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom. (1 Kings 3:10)

Solomon asked for wisdom so he could lead his people well, know the difference between right and wrong, and understand people’s hearts. God was pleased with Solomon’s request, so He gave him what he asked.

We often proceed without wisdom…or at least, without God’s wisdom. We rely on and trust ours more. We’ve become accustomed to saying, “I don’t see anything wrong with it” without taking a good look at what God thinks about something, setting aside our assumptions. Perhaps we don’t think He’s interested in the issue, but God has interest in everything we do, say, and think. He is invested in our lives. Instead of forging ahead if we don’t see something wrong with what we’re doing, thinking, or feeling, try flipping the question and ask, “What’s right with it?”

God’s wisdom isn’t human wisdom. When we mix a little of God’s truth with a lot of stuff we learn from everyone around us, we become as disoriented as a blindfolded child trying to pin the tail on the donkey. We begin to rationalize that something is “kind of truth,” because it looks a little like truth. There’s no hybrid truth with God.

God pours Himself into you because He wants you to fully know him. He wants you to discern what’s of Him and what’s of the world, what’s okay to turn away from and what you need to face head on, when you need to speak up and when you need to be quiet.

The wisdom Solomon requested was God’s wisdom, which can only come from God and is fully intended to glorify God. If we ask and accept, the Holy Spirit will give us this guidance and wisdom to live every moment of every day to glorify God.

Commit every decision you make today to God, asking for and trusting His guidance.

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