WISDOM UNLOCKS THE DOOR TO SUCCESS
BY SHIRLEY RHODES
CHILDREN OF GOD, take heart in the lesson I am about to teach you this morning, as you begin collecting my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the World of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. God gives Wisdom free; it is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding. He has a rich mind of Common Sense for those of us who learn to live well. Now you are about to discover, “HOW WISDOM UNLOCKS THE DOOR TO SUCCESS!”
This is the day that God has blessed for you to begin your new life, climbing the ladder of success in all that He has purposed for you. It all begins with this one word, “WISDOM and it is the biblical term for this on earth-as-it-is-in-heaven everyday living. Jesus taught his disciples to pray this prayer when they asked him to teach them to pray as John also taught his disciples: And he said to them, “When you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one Luke 11:2-4 KJV.
WISDOM is the art of learning to live content and skillfully in whatever state we find ourselves, the way we think and respond to God is the most practical thing we can do, nothing comes before God. Paul says” not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. I know how to be abased and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me” Philippians 4:11-13.
Many may describe Wisdom as what we’ve learned while on this journey but it is far deeper than that, how we live moment by moment, our attitude, thought and love relationship with each other matters, Jesus gave us these words to live by (his command), “Love one another, in the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples–when they see the love you have for each other ” John 13:34-35.
WISDOM teachings keep us on course and centered in where Christ wants to take us; it gives us the ability to live life in a skillful manner. Of course, we all know or may think that living in a world that often operates contrary to Gods’ way is not an easy task but learning how to apply Wisdom to our lives certainly makes us aware that such words as choice and chance are indeed real.
In the Book of Proverb, the message is clearly stated: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand and be able to know the difference between right and wrong. It is about instructions, knowledge, judgment, equity, understanding and fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of knowledge.
So where does Wisdom come from? Where does insight live? It can’t be found by looking, no matter how deep you dig, no matter how high you fly. God alone knows the way to Wisdom; he knows the exact place to find it. He knows where everything is on earth, he sees everything under heaven. After he commanded the winds to blow and measured out the waters, arranged for the rain, and set off explosions of thunder and lighting, He focused on Wisdom, made sure it was all set and ready. Then he addressed the human race: ‘Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord–that’s Wisdom and Insight means shunning evil.’ Job 28:20, 23-28.
Now know this, MOTHER WISDOM is a personal bodyguard for the candid and sincere. He keeps his eye on all who live honestly and pays special attention to his loyalty committed ones.
Finally, Children of God, I encourage you to Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen to God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the only one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Proverbs 2:1, 6-8 (Mgs) Keep your eye focus on the prize, because the race is not to the strongest nor to the swift, but to those who process WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, PATIENCE and UNDERSTANDING. Wait upon the Lord, wait I say God.
- REVIEW| Proverbs: Wisdom that Works, by Ray Ortlund (kevinfiske.com)
- Lady Wisdom (follow2serve.wordpress.com)
- Humility and trust: motives for Christian discipleship (junjunfaithbook.com)
- Blessed Assurance & Cry Out to Jesus – Third Day (allsufficientgrace.wordpress.com)
- Colossians: “Miracles and Prayers” (ising4god.com)
- A Life of Wisdom: The Beginning of Knowledge (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)