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Wisdom Cries In The Streets

JD-ex
Feb 22, 2016, 5:25 PM 1

by HJS

A text from Proverbs says that wisdom cries aloud in the streets (Proverbs 1:20). Frankly, that's where you need wisdom, because the streets contain the crossroads that lead to life or death. If God would not dispense wisdom and give you guidance and direction in the streets, you would be in deep distress.

Daniel, in the seventh century before Christ, said that in the last days mankind would grow in knowledge yet become weaker. That day is upon us now. While it's easy to point a finger at society in general, we need wisdom when it comes to our personal relationships. Do you walk out of a relationship saying, "I've been abused - at least, verbally!" or do you lean on the Lord, think of your three kids, and learn to fight fire with a fire extinguisher called love?

It is in the streets of life, the crossroads of decisions, where we need God's wisdom. Wisdom is there for the asking. "If any of you lacks wisdom," wrote James, "he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him" (James 1:5). Seeking the advice and counsel of God through prayer makes sense. He knows the end from the beginning. You don't. He knows the implications of each option and choice. You don't. He knows how your decision will affect others. You don't.

Look beyond your immediate feelings, your frustration, your ego and your pride, and ask God for wisdom. It may well be that wisdom means taking your time, thinking through the issue, and most important of all, pondering the consequences of hasty action.

 

Every young man who listens to me and obeys my instructions will be given wisdom and good sense.   PROVERBS 2:1 TLB

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