Thursday, August 6, 2015

Devotion: Got Wisdom? Got Understanding?

God has told us to seek wisdom, to seek the know-how, and to get the ability to use good sense in our thinking, in our judgment, and in our actions.  God has also told us to get understanding, to get the ability to perceive and to get the ability to explain the meaning or nature of things.  Once we have gotten all that we have been told to get, it is then that the revelation knowledge comes.  And when it comes, this revelation knowledge, we will have to be ready to receive it.  And in order to receive this knowledge, we have to be ready to accept it.  But before it comes, we have to first do our part.  We have to get all that we are told to get (Proverbs 4:5-7) and we have to seek all that we are told to seek (Proverbs 4:20-22).  This is the first step in getting to the next level.

Seeking God’s wisdom is the first thing that we have to do, which is a problem for many who profess to be Christians.  They seek God’s wisdom, but it is usually the wisdom of the world that they find and they do not realize that this is what they have done or what they are doing.  God has pretty much given us everything that we need to know in his word, but we, with our finite worldly wisdom, have rejected his wisdom for the sake of trying to understanding that which we really do not understand.  This is not a play on words or a manipulation of words.  This is all about us being manipulated by a worldly wisdom that has limited our ability to understand the thoughts and ways of God.  It is about us not recognizing the revelations that God has given us because they, the revelations, do not agree with what we have been taught or have accepted as truths our entire lives.  This is about us not accepting those things that God has given us to help our understanding because we have been taught that no one can explain or understand the things of God.

Now, if no one can understand the things of God, then why do those same people try to explain those things that they, themselves just said that no one can understand?  Do you think it is to make themselves appear to have a special relationship with God?  Do you think it is to make themselves appear as if they are the only ones who can get divine revelations from God?  Now that is something to ponder.  We need to realize that the Bible is our source of knowledge about God.  We need to know that the whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right.  It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone (II Timothy 3:16-17).  It is our instruction manual and our source for all things God.  A closed mind can only grow within the limits of its enclosure; an open mind grows with endless possibilities.

Let us vow to seek wisdom and understanding without traditional and denominational restrictions.  Let us open our mind and open our heart in an effort to prepare ourselves to receive revelation knowledge when it comes.  Let us do the things that God has told us to do (II Timothy 2:15) so that we may recognize the truth whenever it is presented.  Let us keep in mind that we do not have to agree on issues of doctrine or theology in order to receive truth from someone, for they just might hold the key bit of information that may aid you in your understanding and help you get to the next level.  Let us seek that next level of understanding.

We pray our commentaries messages will abundantly bless you, greatly inform you, and that you will be the better for having read them.  If you are ever blessed by any of these messages, please feel free to share them so that they may bless others as well.  Amen.

Enjoy your blessings - KW

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