Chronicles 1:10-12 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?” Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.”
INSIGHT -King Solomon asked for wisdom & knowledge from the Lord after being asked what he wanted. -God searches the hearts of each one of us to reveal the every good & bad request or habit. -After Solomon had requested for wisdom & knowledge, God also gave him riches, wealth & honor.
PRAYER: Abba Father, You are my King & Saviour. Search my heart Father & reveal to me what displeases You so that I may change it with Your help. I come to You with humility asking for the gift of wisdom & knowledge just like Solomon did. May this gift be a blessing to me, my family, community & most of all, be used for Your edification. Amen.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
INSIGHT -David the father of Solomon writes that to have wisdom one must fear the Lord. -Fear of The Lord means loving Him wholeheartedly & avoiding anything that is not in His will & commandments. -Following God’s commandments & avoiding sins at all cost is the beginning of wisdom.
PRAYER: Almighty Father, give me the wisdom to fear & love You wholeheartedly. Teach me Your commandments & ways; so that I may walk with You always. Amen.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
INSIGHT -Solomon the wisest man to ever live wrote several books including Proverbs & Ecclesiastes, which we should read. -Solomon wrote that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Prov 1:7) & the end of man’s duty is to keep God’s commandments. -Jesus is the beginning & end; so is His wisdom & teachings in the Bible. -God will judge everyone works, thus we keep His commandments & seek forgiveness always.
PRAYER: Jesus my Father, You died for my sins, cleanse me. Give me the gift of wisdom so that I may follow & keep Your commandments. Lead me always in Your paths & remember me all the days of my life. Amen.
James 3:13-14 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
INSIGHT -James writes that the wise show wisdom by good conduct & humility. -But if the heart has bitterness, envy, malice, selfishness, boasting, lying tendencies, one lacks wisdom.
PRAYER: Abba Father, I seek pure wisdom from You alone. Bestore in me a heart full of humility, love, peace, gentleness & mercy, so that I may yield good fruits amongst my family members, friends & community at large. Amen.
Matthew 7:24-25 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
INSIGHT -Jesus expressed much wisdom for Matthew chapter 5 to 7 which we should read. -Jesus says that whoever hears his teachings & follows them is wise. -A wise man builds his/her house on the foundation of a rock, which is not shaken by rain, floods & wind. -House is symbolic to the body, rock to Christ, rains, floods & winds to life situations. -Jesus therefore says that if we rely on Him completely, we will conquer all difficulties & all our needs will be taken care of.
PRAYER: Jesus Christ, You did not come to abolish the law but to fulfil it, give me strength to live it. Let me follow Your teachings since they are life & light to my path. I humbly ask for the gift of wisdom & understanding so that I can make good decisions in my life, family, work place & business. I anchor my life on You so that You may strengthen & help me in all situations. Amen.