Muddy Waters by Mayada Naami
So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly.
(Ecclesiastes 7:25, NIV)
King Solomon is known for his wisdom and in the verse above he makes clear that wisdom is found when searched out. If you are a truth seeker you will work, dig, study and analyze to uncover the truth in everything you hear. The world is filled with truth mixed with lies, and we must pray for wisdom to navigate theses muddy waters. In 1 King 3:9, Solomon asks God for wisdom saying, “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” And the Bible tells us in verse 10, “The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.”
“The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”
(1 King 3, 10-14, NIV)
God offers us all this wisdom if we ask, and trust in Him. Satan was so subtle in deceiving Eve that he slid the lies right in front of her, and she missed seeing the trap altogether. We live in a world in which we are being deceived daily. We must be able to stand firm on the Truth; the Word of God, so we can decipher the truth from the lies. In difficult times, when you turn to God and ask in faith, He will give you the wisdom you need in that particular moment. The key is believing that He will give you wisdom as generously as He promised King Solomon so you can follow His will. Sometimes we ignore Him and then wonder why things didn’t work out, or sometimes we turn away from him, as King Solomon did later in life when he chose the path of sensual desires than the more difficult and honorable path of wisdom.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
(James 1:5, NIV)
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