Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90 : 12
LISTEN: True wisdom is the voice of God. It is to think the way God thinks. The word of God is the bank of wisdom. Wisdom in biblical sense is the “ability to judge correctly and follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding. God’s word opens our eyes to the source of true wisdom by showing us His ways. Beloved, following the ways of wisdom causes us to be in harmony with God. Until we appreciate God’s word we cannot understand His ways or follow His will. Therefore, to understand the ways of God we must allow His word to dwell richly in our hearts. (Colossians 3 : 16). Until the word of God fills our hearts, it cannot affect our lives. Beloved, God’s word in our hearts will produce right actions and judgement. True wisdom is important because it instill in us the fear of God. (Psalms 111 : 10; Pro15:33). God’s word teaches wisdom that enables us to live honestly and wisely in a corrupt system and society. Those who are poor in the word of God are poor in wisdom; that is, there is no true wisdom which is not a result of obedience to God’s words.
Beloved, God’s word gives insight and understanding. It equip us with knowledge needed to live in the will of God. When we have God’s word dwell richly in us, it will enable us to teach, build and encourage one another with wisdom. The wise will not neglect to build others up to live in line with the will of God. However, where God’s word is taken lightly, people will grow in selfishness, strife, disunity, and all manner of foolish behaviours and actions. Beloved, no real wisdom comes outside the word of God. God’s word is the best instructional book we have both in time and eternity. When we embrace the word of God, understanding and wisdom will come naturally. Beloved, how much do you love God’s word? Do you know that no one can do the will of God without obedience to His word? Let us embrace God’s word today and receive the wisdom that comes through it.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Study the word of God daily and allow it to impact your life.
2. Do not take God’s word lightly, instead, honour and obey it.
3. Surrender yourself to God and allow Him teach you His ways.
4. Grow your love for God’s word and your wisdom will grow.
Daily Task: Beloved, no real wisdom comes outside the word of God. So learn to embrace God’s word today and receive the wisdom that comes through it.
Daily Reflection: Those who are poor in the word of God are poor in wisdom; for there is no true wisdom which is not a result of obedience to God’s words.
Daily Prayer: Everlasting Father, I thank you because you are the God of wisdom. Help me to live wisely, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may God enable you to live in wisdom in all you do, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: Until the word of God fills our hearts, it cannot affect our lives.
Today In History : August 31, 1961. A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany. It will be called the Berlin Wall.