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January 13, 2012 / joelmalm

One Gift You Shouldn’t Live Without

When God offered him anything he wanted King Solomon asked for wisdom.  Bad call dude, everyone knows you always ask the genie for unlimited wishes!

But Solomon may have been on to something.  Simply put, wisdom is the correct application of knowledge.  Some of the best marriage counselors I know are divorced.  They have the information; they just haven’t applied it to their lives.  Wisdom gives you the power to live with mad skillz.

Solomon wrote things like:

The borrower is slave to the lender. (Pr.22:7)  Ever feel like a slave of an invisible task master who is beating you down, trying to keep you from succeeding?  If you are drowning in debt – you are.  Want to feel free?  Don’t spend money you don’t have. Pay off the debt and get out from under that nasty slave driver.

We all know that. (I think)  But do we actually apply that knowledge when we are staring at the 72” flat screen at Best Buy?

Wisdom will help you avoid many of life’s problems, at least the one’s you have control over.  It will help you navigate the other kinds of problems with boldness.

So how do you get wisdom?  I had a feeling you’d ask.  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)

Troubles at work?  Ask for wisdom.  Relational struggles?  Ask for wisdom.  God wants to give you the power to live skillfully.  A good place to start is reading one Proverb per day.  There are thirty-one;  just enough to get you through the month.

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  1. melanielaz / Jan 13 2012 8:27 pm

    Great points! Wisdom is so important to pray for. Personally, I love a lot of what Proverbs has to say on the topic. There’s a lot of rich stuff in there!

  2. worship2012 / Jan 13 2012 10:36 pm

    Pretty Awesome Bro!!!

  3. Orlando Barrera / Jan 15 2012 12:00 am

    great thoughts as always brother thanks!

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