Getting Wisdom From God

Mar 3, 2024    Pastor Mel Svendsen

Getting Wisdom From God | Life Changing Faith - Book of James

Bottom Line: Following God logically means following His wisdom and truth. Knowing this is far superior to human wisdom, we should see, love, and obey the wisdom God desires to give us.

1. Long for and love God's wisdom! James 1:5

Wisdom: Rightly applying knowledge to real life situations and problems in a way that honors and obeys God.

"In trials, we need wisdom a lot more than we need knowledge. Knowledge is ray information but wisdom knows how to use it. Someone once said that knowledge is the ability to take things apart, but wisdom is the ability to put things together."

Textual Points in v. 5:

a. Lacks Wisdom: takes humility to realize that. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29

b. Ask God: Go to God's wisdom first and foremost. Proverbs 9:10

c. Generously: God doesn't hold wisdom back from those who seek it.

d. Without Reproach: God never despises or resents us for asking for wisdom.

2.Seek wisdom w/ the right frame of mind-No Doubting! James 1:5-6;Proverbs 3:5-8;Mark 9:21-24

Important to distinguish between:

Proverb: Wise was in which we should live that will increase the possibility of a wonderful, desired outcome.

Promise: Something that according to God's Holy character He will He promised according to His plan. Giving wisdom when we ask Him to is a promise from His Word.

Faith, No Doubting Means: When it is a promise, God will do it.

When it is a personal prayer request. we should never doubt that God is able to do what we ask, but remembering that He is not obligated to do it!

3. Have a rock-solid conviction that God is able to deliver on His promises. James 1:6b-8

Now What?

- Never turn away from God's wisdom!

- Never rationalize following the world's wisdom which is foolishness!

- Always be amazed at how awesome our God is!