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WALKING IN WISDOM, JAMES 1:5


SEPTEMBER 03, 2022

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WALKING IN WISDOM, JAMES 1:5

 

“Wisdom is indeed better than rubies” as Solomon says, “and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it,” Prov. 8:11.  The major source of it is the Divine who gives it to men especially if they ask for it, James 1:5. But not everyone desires it Prov. 1:7.

 

When God created Adam and located him in the Garden of Eden, Gen. 2:15, He gave him wisdom, to lead the entire human creation and the resources to accomplish the task. But Adam submitted to the deception of satan and the “wisdom” of his wife, Gen. 3:6, 12. God was not impressed because Adam had abandoned the Wisdom from Above. He cursed him along with the other culprits-satan the evil one, and Eve who was supposed to be his Helper but had become his liability.

 

Which means if God gives you wisdom you must treasure it. A wise man would never have crossed the boundary, which God had set for him, by submitting to his wife’s sentiments. More so that it was the man to whom God gave clear instructions on the use of the resources of the Garden of Eden, and the consequence of its misuse, Gen. 2:15-17.

 

When God asked Solomon, at the beginning of his reign, to ask what he wanted Him to do for him. In humility he asked for wisdom, to enable him rule the kingdom justly. In response God gave him what he asked for “a wise and “understanding heart…,” In addition God gave him riches and honour which he did not ask for, I Kings 3:13.

In addition as God never forgot the love and loyalty of David his father He blessed him far beyond his expectations but He added a caveat-he must walk in His ways. Otherwise He would not grant him long life, I Kings 3:14

 

As He would do for an obedient servant God fulfilled His promises. He made him the wisest and most successful king in his generation, I Kings 4:21-34 but when he offended him on account of his lifestyle, I Kings 11:1-8 God decided to ignore His own portion of His covenant with him, relating to the perpetuity of the House of David on the throne, I Kings 11:11-13, Ps. 89:20-29.

 

So, as a believer, how do you walk in wisdom? No human being is really wise. Wisdom comes from God, Ps. 136:5. Therefore to walk in wisdom is to be like Jesus. He is the son of God and was wise from childhood, Luke 2:45-49. The Father was in Him and He was in the father, John 14:10 – you cannot really separate one from the other.  Jesus is the power and wisdom of God, I Cor. 1:23-24.

 

(b)       You must be humble, I Kings 3:7-9. Jesus is the son of God but He never used His status to oppress anyone Phil 2:5-11. Rather He willingly suffered persecution in the hands of those he created, John 1:1-5 although He was aware, well is advance, of the humiliation and pain that awaited Him on the cross, Matt. 26:1-2. Yet He submitted to the will of the Father for your sake and mine.

 

(c)       As a believer you must be prayerful. When challenges arise you should accept in faith that God would not abandon you, I Cor. 10:13. Even when Shadrack, Meshack and Abednigo were confronted with violent death they never gave in to credible threats and hostile actions by Nebuchadnezzer. God saved them even when they had resigned to their fate.

 

Finally you must obey and serve Him consistently knowing that in the place of assignment He will grant you wisdom and understanding, to execute the task or tasks as He did for Aaron, Exodus 28:1-3.

 

 


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