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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS

Do we lack wisdom??

JAMES 1:5

5If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.


1: 5   By “wisdom,” James means the ability to make wise decisions in difficult circumstances; this is not just knowledge. Whenever we need wisdom, we can pray to God, and he will generously supply what we need. Christians don’t have to grope around in the dark, hoping to stumble upon answers. We can ask for God’s wisdom to guide our choices. God always answers this prayer when we ask him.


1: 5   The wisdom that we need has three distinct characteristics:

(1)It is practical. God’s wisdom relates to our lives even during the most trying times. It is not isolated from suffering and trials, but it gives us resources to overcome them. An intelligent person may have profound ideas, but a wise person puts profound ideas to use in order to choose the best course of action.

(2)It is divine. God’s wisdom goes beyond common sense. Common sense does not help us react joyfully in the middle of adversity. God’s wisdom begins with respect for him, leads us to follow his direction, and increases our ability to tell right from wrong. This kind of wisdom is described at length in James 3.

(3)It is Christlike. When we ask for wisdom, we are ultimately asking to be more like Christ. The Bible identifies Christ as the “wisdom of God”

(1 Corinthians 1: 24; 2: 1-7).Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible


I don't know about yall, but i often find myself saying "I SURE WISH I HAD THE WISDOM MY DAD HAD."

I am sure we all had someone we looked up to and wished for wisdom like theirs. Well i finally figured out that GOD gives that wisdom when we learn how to use it for his GLORY. And being wise doesnt come easy and unfortunately not all get a full helping of it because we ask with wrong motives or with lack of understanding of how to use the wisdom once given.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and ask God for that wisdom and use it as God intended and he will give it to you!!

onthewayhomeministries.org by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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