Seven Things We Should Seek (Part 2) | Pearls of Promise

Seven Things We Should Seek (Part 2)

Seek Wisdom

Something is wrong with my eyes.

My contact lenses started fogging up on a regular basis so I replaced them, thinking it was just a protein build-up.

Then the problems continued to happen.

Because I always have a “need to know,” I’ve googled my symptoms (several times) to find out what could possibly be wrong. I need someone else’s wisdom to figure this out. In the end, I suspect what I’m experiencing is caused by allergies, but will go to the eye doctor on Monday, someone wiser than me, to receive a diagnosis and hopefully some eye drops.

What about you? Have you ever needed information and spent a morning doing an internet search to find answers to your medical questions? What about the research you’ve done when purchasing a new car or other product?

What if we searched for God’s wisdom like this?

I realized years ago that I didn’t want to be wise in my own eyes, so like King Solomon in the Bible, I asked God for wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

When writing these blogs, I didn’t want to share my wisdom—I desire to impart the wisdom of God working in and through me.

And why wouldn’t we crave a form of wisdom that stretches us, and is higher and greater than what or finite minds can fathom? We might think we’re smart but the Apostle Paul reminds us that “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” and that the thoughts of the wise are “futile.” (1 Corinthians 3:19–20). God’s wisdom trumps our wisdom every time.

So how do we seek God’s wisdom?

Start by reading Proverbs. In this book of the Bible, penned by the wisest man who ever lived, King Solomon, it says we can begin our quest for wisdom by having a healthy fear of God (Proverbs 1:7) and because of that, we will want to please our Maker and know what God expects of us by studying His Word. When we delve into the Word of God, Proverbs 2 tells us to search for wisdom in the Scriptures as if we are searching for silver or hidden treasures. Start your time of reading by asking God to reveal His heart and mind to you. Proverb 2:7 says He’s stored up sound wisdom in his warehouse, just waiting to deliver it to you.

There have been many times when I’ve asked for the Holy Spirit’s direction in a matter, and because I’ve prayed for His wisdom, the answer is nothing I would have ever fathomed on my own.

Let’s not be wise in our own eyes.

Let’s be wise using God’s eyes to view our situations. He has a much better vantage point than we have and can see the past, present and future.

“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her” (Proverbs 3:13–15).

 

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