The Source

 For the Lord gives wisdom.      Proverbs 2:6

When you turn on your garden hose do you expect crystal rivulets of artesian water to trickle out? Probably not, yet many people scroll endlessly on the internet expecting the answer to life’s most pressing problems to pop up next.    

The Old Testament offers a glimpse into a young king’s private search for wisdom. Solomon, David’s son, had just ascended to the throne. The Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Ask what I shall give you.” (1 Kings 3:5).  Solomon answered, “Give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong” (1 Kings 3:9, NIV).  

History records Solomon as possibly the wisest man to ever live. And while many voices influenced his life and he did not always follow what he knew to be right, God never left him without the insight he requested.  

Would you like to have a deeper understanding of the challenges of life? The first step is going directly to the source. Only God has the answer to the issues you face each day, as well as the problems you see playing out in the news. Boldly bring all that concerns you to God in prayer, and ask for Him to lead your thoughts and actions. “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 3:13-14). Intercede for America’s leaders by name to seek Godly understanding in performing their duties, directing the nation towards peace both at home and across the globe. 

Today’s Verse: Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; 
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Matthew 7:7-11

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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