Do you want to be wise? Think about your life. What circumstances have helped you most to have the wisdom you have?
James 1:2-4 and 5-8 have been favorite verses of mine for a long time. But I had never put them together until recently. Verses 2-4 talk about our trials. Verses 5-8 are about gaining wisdom.
When I look at all the verses together it makes me hesitate when I think about asking God for wisdom. Oh, yes, he gives generously without finding fault but it’s verses 2-4 that tell how that wisdom is disbursed.
Well, the book of Proverbs gives plenty of examples of the fool. I think I’ll accept the generous wisdom that comes with the trials.
Here’s the prayer that stirred these thoughts:
“Dear Lord, help me to realize my wisdom emerges as I accept and integrate all that has happened to me.” from DailyGuidepost.com Daily E-mail
I recommend that you go to http://www.crosswalk.com/ and read James 1:2-8 in a few different versions. One of them will hit home with where you are today.