Verse of the Day
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. [James 1:5-6 – NIV 1984]
Wisdom is one of the keys to our spiritual walk. A wise person is someone who fears God; who walks in His ways. Clearly, as Believers we need to seek God’s wisdom and fortunately there are several sources where it can be found. First and foremost is in His Word. Most people would pick Proverbs and Ecclesiastes as the best source for advice on wisdom, and why not? King Solomon was, after all, the wisest man who ever lived. But, don’t let your search for wisdom stop with a quick read of these two books.
The Bible is chock-full of good advice and much of it is found in the New Testament (especially in the “red letter” passages!). As today’s passage points out, there is a second source of wisdom available to us and it comes from our Wise Counselor, the Holy Spirit. But as with faith, do not doubt when you ask God. Only when you ask, do so with an expectation of certainly and you will receive.