Know-it-all

By: Pastor Jarren Rogers

“Pray that, above all things, the gates of light may be opened to you; for these things cannot be perceived or understood by all, but only by the man to whom God and His Christ have imparted wisdom.” – Justin Martyr

We don’t know everything.

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations in which we are forced to make a decision. A BIG decision.

I’m not talking about deciding between turkey and ham, or sunny-side-up and scrambled.

I’m talking about the decisions that lay heavily on our shoulders. Those decisions that run through our heads day and night.

Those decisions in which we don’t know what to do period.

We need help in discerning what is best.

We need wisdom.

Scripture tells us this:

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).

To those who ask, God will give wisdom.

King Solomon in the book of 1 Kings was told by God that he could have anything he wanted, all he needed to do was name it.

What would you ask for?

Solomon could have asked for riches, land, fame, or long life, and it would have been given to him. Instead he asked for wisdom – a discerning heart and the ability to distinguish between right and wrong.

And God gave it to him.

The same is true for us. When you don’t know what to do, ask God for wisdom.

Ask and you shall receive

Parents: At bed time, talk to your kids about wisdom. What big decisions do they have to make? Show them how they can call upon God to help them.

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