18 Oct – Ask To Be Wise

King Solomon was known as one of the wisest men who ever lived. Faced with leading a nation after King David’s death, Solomon turned to God and prayed for help to lead the country well. The interesting point to note is that He didn’t pray to be rich and powerful like many people do.

Instead, Solomon prayed and asked for wisdom, and God answered his prayer and said, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold now I do according to your word” (1 Kings 3:11)

There is natural wisdom you can gain from your experiences, education and wise counsel. However, there is also a wisdom that is neither natural nor inborn but a supernatural gift of God, and when you make God part of your life, you have this wisdom available to you. To receive  “supernatural wisdom,” we’re encouraged to seek and ask for it. For the wisdom from heaven is “first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17)

When you don’t know what to do,  you realise and acknowledge you need answers beyond yourself or even others advice; you can, like King Solomon, ask for God to give you wisdom. That prayer request takes humility and a recognition that you don’t know everything to navigate the real challenges you face both in your own life and in the world you live in.

Today if you don’t know what to do or desire to make wise decisions, I encourage you to ask God for His wisdom. If you ask, God promises that He will give you wisdom, so pray just as Solomon did that you would have “a spirit of wisdom and revelation”, and you too will begin to know what to do.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)

“ But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” (1 John 2:20 NKJV)  

“But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Cor 2:16)

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way (Colossians 1:9-10)

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Ephesians 1:17)

Prayer: Lord, I need supernatural wisdom from you today. Please grant me the knowledge and understanding I need, not just for my own life but also to make a difference in the world. In Jesus Name Amen.

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