Walking in God’s Wisdom: Transforming Our Thinking and Choices

Published on Mar 10, 2023
Category: Behold! | Devotion

Read: Exodus 36-38

Exodus 36:1 (NKJV) – “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded.”

God is the source of all wisdom and enables us to do the tasks He calls us to.

God provided detailed and elaborate instructions on how to build the Tabernacle because He was going to come down to be with His people. It was a special moment, and the preparation was essential. In order to get the Tabernacle ready, God blessed and enabled various people with the necessary wisdom and understanding to carry out their respective tasks. It was truly an honor for them to be used by God in this way!

Proverbs 2:6 reminds us that God is the ultimate source of wisdom. To acquire wisdom, we must begin by cultivating a healthy fear and reverence for the Lord, as Proverbs 9:10 teaches. Worldly wisdom, on the other hand, tends to be self-centered and focused on satisfying our own desires, rather than honoring God. While worldly wisdom may help us gain education, street smarts, and practical common sense, Godly wisdom involves trading earthly values for biblical values, as outlined in 1 John 2:15-16. As believers, we strive to make choices that reflect our allegiance to God’s kingdom, as emphasized in Philippians 1:27 and 3:20.

When God calls us to serve Him, He will also give us the wisdom and understanding we need to fulfill the task.

Ponder

  1. Is there a task that God is calling you to do today, but you feel inadequate to take it up? Ask God for His help and guidance. He will provide you with all the wisdom and understanding you need to be obedient to His call. Remember, God does not call the equipped, He equips the called.
  2. Take a moment to reflect on your life. Are there any areas where you are pursuing worldly wisdom instead of godly wisdom? If so, ask God to help you develop a reverential fear of Him and to lead you on the path of godly wisdom.
  3. Think of a family member or friend who needs godly wisdom to make the right choices and decisions. Take a moment to pray for them, asking God to guide them and fill them with His wisdom.

Scripture Writing: Proverbs 3:5-6

Song: The Perfect Wisdom of God

Author

Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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