1. Meditate on the amazing qualities of God’s wisdom. Let meditation stir up within you a desire to think like God.
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17
2. Where in your life do you need God’s wisdom? Maybe you need to know how to see yourself. Maybe you have a situation in which you could really use some guidance. Think about the areas in your life in which you need God’s help.
3. Ask God for his wisdom. Have faith in response to his word that he gives wisdom generously, and receive and implement anything he shows you.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5
Even on the darkest night, the stars still shine. In the same way, those who have wisdom will shine in the darkness. In a sinful world, those with wisdom will know how to avoid sin and how to treat others. Their sinless behavior will make them stand out amongst the rest of the world. As you walk into this world, ask God to give you wisdom to help you make the right choices so you may shine like a city on the hill to lead others to righteousness.
The wisdom of God won’t do much for you if you don’t choose to implement God’s thinking over the world’s. If you continuously work for the favor of man and worldly success in light of what you know to be God’s truth, you will continue to experience the consequences of a life lived foolishly. God’s word must be implemented to produce fruit. You have to choose to live in light of your position in Christ for transcendent peace to become the norm in your life. God gives wisdom to you freely when you ask. The question before you today is simply whether or not you will choose to trust God and implement it.
Extended Reading: 1 Corinthians 3
And we pray:
Dear God, when I do not know the right answer, give me the wisdom to know what decision will bring You glory. I know this world is full of sin, so help me to shine like a light in the darkness. O Lord, use me to lead others into righteousness. I want to leave a legacy that honors You. Thank You for saving me from sin and darkness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.