Sermon for Saturday

To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 25

When was the last time you prayed for specifically and directly for wisdom? If you are like me, you don’t do it nearly often enough. Just imagine what a day would be like if you could go through it having perfect wisdom to act on every situation that arose. You would make no mistakes in judgment or action; that would be wonderful! But we don’t have such perfect wisdom, do we? Even though God promises us that he will give us wisdom if we ask Him for it (James 1:5). Our lack of wisdom and our failure to ask God for wisdom when we need it makes us prone to mistakes and failures. But when we turn to God, we find that He is wisdom, and therefore will and can never make mistakes. In the great organizations and corporations around us, leaders are those who make the most decisions while making the fewest mistakes. We need to hand over leadership to God, because He makes every decision without ever making any mistakes.

What decisions do we need to make regarding our lives? We tend to go with our own feelings and desires when we make up our mind about something. If we would commit the matter to God, we would make the decision without error. This applies to matters in our personal and family life, to matters concerning our work or school, to issues relating to God’s Assembly, to our thought and prayer life, to our Bible study, to the issues on which we need to have firm convictions. These things all require wisdom. And it is possible to make the right decisions about them all. Our text speaks of the only wise God. He is the only One who is always wise. And He is willing – and desirous – to share that wisdom with us.

I have a decision to make, and so do you. Decide with me that you will begin today to regularly and specifically ask God to give you wisdom. Whenever decision time appears, pray for wisdom. And expect things to be different. -Jim MacIntosh

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