Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotionals

Daily Devotional: Proverbs 2:1-5

Prov 2:1-5

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Eph 1:7-10

In him [Christ], we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

There is a so-called wisdom of this world, but it only leads to strife, bitterness and eventually to despair. The wisdom that is from above is pure and peaceable and gives us an inner calmness that cannot be explained. This is because this wisdom comes from God and is based on our fear and trust in the Lord. James tells us to pray for wisdom and he will give it generously.

Fear is not all bad. As a child I was afraid of my daddy. I knew he loved me. I knew that he always wanted what was best for me. I knew that he would advise me to do what was right in the sight of God. But when I defied him, or refused to do what was right, or even worse, if I defied or sassed my mom, I knew beyond a doubt what was in store for me – and it was not pleasant! If we were away from home and he said: “we will take care of this when we get home”, he never forgot to do it. Judgment day was coming!

God is a God of love, and he loves us infinitely more than our dad or our mom loves us. He wants what is best for us and he always, without mistake, knows what is best for us. But if we defy him, reject him, ignore him, or even just give lip service to him, we will answer to him and to his wrath. “He jealously desires the spirit he has put within us.” Seek wisdom from God. Ask, and he will give it.

O Lord God, I need your wisdom all day, every day of my life. It is so easy to be influenced by the world around me and to think that men know best in so many areas of life. Help me remember that your word is the source of true wisdom and that any advice that is not based on it or is contrary to it, is false wisdom. Thank you for making yourself known to me and to all mankind. When I teach or give advice, let it be from your word and based on a healthy fear of you as God. Be with those who are taking treatments, recovering from surgery, and even waiting on test results. Give them healing and peace. I pray in Jesus’ name.