“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, NIV)
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.
Having wisdom makes the burden of making the decisions in our lives much lighter. The source of wisdom is God, “who gives generously to all.”
The humorist Will Rogers said, “Learn from the mistakes of others; you won’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” So true.
God’s wisdom is not derived from the collected errors of humanity, but from a perspective that sees all things perfectly. Invite the wisdom of our heavenly Father into your decisions today. – Luther
“I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.” (Psalm 119:100, NIV)
Most people gain knowledge through the so-called “school of hard knocks,” and they obtain understanding through trial and error. However, there is an easier, faster, and less painful way to acquire the wisdom of the sages: Obedience to God’s word.
It feeds our ego to “be in charge,” but we must resist this Sirens call. None of us are clever enough, often enough, to consider all of the angles in a decision; but, through simple obedience to even the most mundane of God’s commandments, the grace, the peace, and the life we seek will come to us. – Luther