Sir Godfrey Gregg
20 Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; 21 At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings: 22 “How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?” Proverbs 1:20-22
Our attitude as we approach a situation often dictates our response. If we believe that a conversation is going to go poorly with a coworker or family member, we tend to see the negatives in the interaction rather than if we believe the best of the situation or the person. This is often true when it come to our expectations of God.
God wants those who have placed their trust in Christ to have confidence in Him and His character. One of the areas God wants us to know we can have confidence in Him is in His provision of wisdom. Proverbs 1:20-22 let’s us know that wisdom is available to those who want to find it.
When we are seeking God’s wisdom for direction or for a decision we have several resources to help us discover this wisdom He wants to provide us:
- The Bible – God has shared so many things about Himself that can help inform our decisions and choices.
- The Faithful – Those Christ followers who have followed Him faithfully in the past.
- The Community – Those who are following Christ today.
How have you seen God provide wisdom for you in the past?
What is your attitude toward God regarding wisdom for you personally? For our church?
Thank God that He has provided wisdom for us personally and for us as a church.
Pray that we as a church will listen well to God’s guidance in the decisions we have to make.