June 25, 2019
Word of the Day:
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6 NIV
Wisdom can come two different ways: prayer and self-given, a gift from God. Through prayer, asking God for wisdom, he will give it to you (Hebrews 4:2.) God will give people wisdom as part of his plan for the life of that person. It’s not a bad thing, it’s a good thing both ways to receive wisdom. I pray every day for wisdom. The one thing that you can gain from wisdom is having common knowledge from those who have just that, knowledge. You learn a lot. For me, I learned two things. One, I learned from both you (Belinda and Annie) that you want the word daily. You both recognize the importance of the word, especially in the work environment, we are in. I’m thankful for that and thankful for the opportunity to write devotions every morning and can spread the word from an uncomfortable position. I thank God for you both. The second thing I learned is the difference between wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge is this: tomato is a fruit. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines that as understanding gained by actual experience. Wisdom of that is not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad. Common knowledge, right from wrong.
Father, you are good. Thank you for this time together to understand you better. I’m thankful for your wisdom and allowing us to be able to have your wisdom and share it with others. I pray for Belinda and Annie as we start off a new day. Every day can be difficult, but with you, anything is possible with your grace and strength. Whatever is discouraging them, I pray you can uplift them and give them knowledge and wisdom today. Thankful for all you do, in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen!