The Exploits of Wisdom 2

Proverbs 2:1-2, 9, 1Kings 3:9 (GNB)

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, *Then you will understand what is right and just and fair — every good path. * So give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice and to know the difference between good and evil. Otherwise, how would I ever be able to rule this great people of yours?”

Today, we will be blessed as we reflect on the manner in which God’s wisdom enhances your ability to make good decisions in tough situations and enhances the way you treat and interact with others. Do you realize that the major reason that Solomon humbly desired wisdom from God was so that he could rightly judge and lead God’s people, 1Kings 3:9? Solomon wanted tO be able to treat people fairly and he knew that to do this, it would be necessary for him to make some tough decisions. Your desire to enact justice will similarly activate the wisdom of God that is in you and enable you

to make the right decisions, even in tough times.

Our 1st text above confirms that wisdom will give you an understanding heart to know what is right, just and fair. Do not be afraid. Immediately after Solomon’s request for wisdom from God, he was asked to resolve an argument between two harlots over who was mother to a dead child and who was mother to a living child. The wisdom of God flowed effortlessly through Solomon and caused him to render the right judgment in the case. 1Kings 3:28 says, and all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment. Today, this will be your testimony also.

PRAYER FOCUS: Heavenly Father, I thank You that Your wisdom in me has given me an understanding heart to know what is right, just and fair. I receive grace to make the right decisions today and to treat people rightly, justly and fairly.


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