Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. Proverbs 1 : 5.
LISTEN: Anyone who is desperate for true wisdom will learn, obey, keep learning and increase in knowledge. (Proverbs 9 : 9). He or she will grow in understanding and will possess the ability to make wise decisions. Beloved, no one is too educated and wise to stop learning. Learning is a lifetime project. The more we learn, the more we are likely to know and become wiser and increase in knowledge, especially in the ways of God. You will become refined and know how to think better and act better when you acquire knowledge, whether theoretical or practical knowledge. Unfortunately, a lot of people think that they know all. They believe that they have nothing more to learn from others. (Proverbs 26 : 12). Beloved, you should not stop learning; instead, labour still for more knowledge, especially knowledge about God. Keep searching for knowledge. Open your ears and your heart to it. Lend your senses to the acquisition of knowledge, because by them, learning enters into the soul. You will become better when you acquire and apply true knowledge.
Beloved, do you make use of your senses? Learn to make use of your senses, especially your ears. Our ears are the conduit pipes of wisdom. It convey wisdom to the soul. The word of God is the source of true wisdom. The Scripture brings about increase of knowledge, because it is the highest book in the world. All heavenly wisdom in other books comes from the bible, as waters in rivers from the fountain, Scripture learning is the best learning. It is the most profitable and profound knowledge in the earth. No one can attain reasonable height in life without wisdom. To undermine wisdom is to undermine life. To neglect knowledge is to neglect relevance. We should both seek natural and supernatural wisdom. As believers in Christ, it is equally good to acquire the natural parts of wisdom. This is because, if the natural parts of wisdom is acquired and well used, it will help much in religion, just as Paul’s learning was a great help to him in the kingdom assignments. Beloved, are you much of a talker than a hearer? Do you know that we learn more when we listen or observe others? (James 1:19). So, let us spend more time listening than talking if we must increase in knowledge.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Never claim to know all, instead, learn from others and keep learning.
2. Do not stop learning, but rather seek knowledge all the days of your life.
3. Learn to speak less than you hear or see; and keep learning.
4. Learn to make use of your senses, especially your ears to the glory of God.
Daily Task: Always search for knowledge. Open your ears and heart to it; lend your senses to the pursuit of true knowledge, because by them, learning enters into the soul.
Daily Reflection: No one can attain a reasonable height in life without divine knowledge and wisdom. To undermine wisdom is to undermine life.
Daily prayer: Everlasting God, I thank you for your Son Jesus Christ who is also the wisdom of God. Grant me the grace to keep learning of things that will glorify you, in Jesus‘ name, amen.
Daily prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy over your life, may you learn and increase in knowledge. May God grant you favour and strength to fulfill His will in Jesus‘ name.
Daily Quote: We become refined in how to think better and act better by knowledge; so, to neglect knowledge is to neglect relevance.
Today In History: August 19, 1988. A cease fire begins in the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq.