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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021 SEEK WISDOM

While we were growing up and in school, we learned from teachers and books. We learned how to read, write and spell. We also learned about other things in life from our parents and from our own mistakes. As we grew older, we became wiser about the ways of the world. We gained worldly wisdom by our experiences and our mistakes. Worldly wisdom is good for this world. However, we are to strive to grow in other areas as well.

We should also seek to learn godly or spiritual wisdom. A faithful servant of God seeks His wisdom. We can’t be faithful to God if we don’t seek His wisdom. We can learn worldly wisdom in worldly books; however, we can only learn spiritual wisdom from God. Our faith in God can teach us so much when we take time to study His word and step out to do His will. God tells us in His word that true wisdom is the fear of the Lord. When we recognize who God truly is and live to be His faithful servant, we can find the wisdom that only comes from Him.

SCRIPTURE:
Job 28:28 “And this is what he says to all humanity: ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.’” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do to seek godly wisdom.
2. List ways you put your faith in God during the day.
3. Know true wisdom comes from fearing God.
4. Seek ways to fear God all day long and put your faith in Him.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know in order to be faithful to You we need to seek spiritual wisdom. We can’t learn from this world about the right way to live because this world is full of sin. We can’t learn from other humans because their understanding and their wisdom is nothing like Yours. Only You can give us true godly wisdom. Help us to seek Your wisdom and keep our faith in You. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Proverbs 2:3-6 “Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” (NLT)

1 Corinthians 3:18 “Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise.” (NLT)

FOCUS:
Psalm 111:10 “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!” (NLT)
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