THE SUPREMACY OF WISDOM

Tuesday, September 27, 2016.


Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : For wisdom provides protection, just as money provides protection. But the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.- Ecclesiastics 7 : 12 ( NET ).

LISTEN : “Wisdom is the principal thing”, says the word of God. Unfortunately, many today are bankrupt of wisdom. No wonder their ‘life’ is a complete nightmare. Life certainly will be ruin when knowledge is ignored. Wisdom is the right application of knowledge, so where knowledge is ignored, wisdom is undermined; and where wisdom is undermined, ones future has been compromised. There’s no future for anyone who’s bankrupt of wisdom, there’s more hope for a fool than a man that lacks wisdom. The beauty of life is in wisdom. Wisdom enables us to make right judgment, choices and decisions. Wisdom guides our lives towards the right path, and enable us to fear and honour God; for there’s no real widom without the fear of God. The bible said, “The beginning of wisdom is to fear the LORD, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9 : 10).

Our verse of the day said, “For wisdom provides protection, just as money provides protection. But the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.”(Ecclesiastics 7 : 12). Beloved, what does that mean? It means that wisdom is a defense, just as money is. Wisdom protects and preserves. It delivers from error, avoidable troubles, untimely death, etc. The power of wisdom is limitless, especially when it’s wisdom from above. Wisdom from above is the wisdom of God that gives life to its owner. The widom from above is devoid of evil but rather serves the purpose of God. No one can claim to be truly wise if he or she hasn’t attained God’s approved wisdom. The bible said, ” Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.”(James 3 : 13 – 17). Beloved, can you see that the problem we have today in the society is a problem of lack of wisdom? It’s so sad that even those who claims to be educated has failed both the church and the society by the way they live and conduct themselves in their private and public lives. Let’s pursue wisdom and our lives will cease to be a nightmare.

Having read today’s devotional, what are you expected to do?
1. Invest your time, energy and money in acquiring knowledge, and when acquired, apply it.
2. In your quest for knowledge, don’t ignore to seek divine knowledge and wisdom.
3. Always pray for divine wisdom because earthly wisdom without the divine amounts to folly in the end.
4. Always learn to not be wise in your own eyes, let your actions and decisions prove you.

Daily Task : Determine to fear and honour God no matter what, for there’s no real widom without the fear of God.

Daily Reflection: There’s no future for anyone who’s bankrupt of wisdom, there’s more hope for a fool than a man that lacks wisdom; for the beauty of life is in the right application of knowledge.

Prayer : Almighty God of wisdom, thanks for your word today, release upon me uncommon and unmatchable wisdom in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

Prophetic Word : Today, I prophesy over your life, may God release upon you uncommon and unmatchable wisdom, till your life becomes enviable in Jesus ‘ name, amen.

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