Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Treasure of Wisdom and Good Sense

For the Lord grants wisdom!  From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.  He grants a "treasure of good sense" to the godly.  (Proverbs 2:6-7 NLT)

  Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Every day we are faced with small and large decisions.  Choices -- what clothes should I wear?  Alternatives -- what should should I attend?  Judgments -- which candidate should I vote for?  How we yearn for concrete evidence that the decision or choice we make is the right one!  As Solomon reviews his past decision making, he reveals how badly we need a "treasure of good sense" to help deal with the complexities of life.  Nothing we face is beyond the understanding of the Lord.

   How do we obtain this kind of "good sense?"  According to James, we have to ask for it.  "If you need wisdom -- if you want to know what God wants you to do -- ask him, and he will gladly tell you.  He will not resent your asking."  (James 1:5 NLT)

   Matthew 7:7 says, "Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for."  (NLT)

   There lies the formula for successful decision making.  God's wisdom is available to those who ask for it.  Sounds simple, doesn't it?  Not so fast!  There's only one catch -- you have to ask in faith believing God will provide.  (James 1:6)

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