16 Feb How Do We Get God’s Wisdom?
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.But let him ask in faith, with no doubting.” James 1:5-6 (ESV)
“How do we get God’s wisdom?” The answer is not complicated or complex. It is not dependent on our wisdom. The answer is not a secret only the most holy or humble know. It is not dependent on our holiness. The answer is not reserved for those who serve or give the most in the kingdom. It is not dependent on our work.
Obtaining God’s wisdom is not dependent on our wisdom, our holiness, or our works. (without reproach)
“Getting” God’s wisdom is dependent on the wisdom, holiness, and work of Jesus in his life and death.
This alone gives us access to God – which is our wisdom.
We get God’s wisdom by the simplest of things. First, we ASK.
Second, we FAITH. What does this mean? God’s says, ”ask in faith, with no doubting”. Faith in what or whom? Without doubting what or who? We receive God’s wisdom by the person and work of Jesus. This is what He is asking us to faith. God says it is wrong to believe His wisdom will only come if you do a certain work or can muster up a certain character quality. Faith – trust the person and work of Jesus that says God gives wisdom based on His goodness not yours.
The question is – will you faith Jesus and His work today or will you depend on you or something you do to get God’s wisdom. Come. ASK God for His wisdom. Faith that because of Jesus – He will give generously to you today.