Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the past 30 days, with one more to go, I have been sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day thirty-one with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of wisdom.
Walk a Path of Wisdom
“Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.”
Proverbs 23:19 (NIV)
Who is the wisest person you know? In your opinion, what makes them so wise? How much value do you place on wisdom? How much effort do you put forth in obtaining wisdom? What are some of the benefits of having wisdom? Are there things about wisdom that you would consider to not be a benefit? Why? What is the ultimate source of wisdom? How intent are you in obtaining it?
The Bible tells us that Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived and that his wisdom was granted to him because he requested it from God. James also tells us that if we lack wisdom, we should ask God who will give it generously without finding fault. As you pray, ask God to help you see how much you attempt to rely on your own wisdom and how much you look to Him for true wisdom. Pray that God would also give you the courage to use the wisdom that He supplies. Pray that your use of godly wisdom would always keep you on the right path. Pray that you would allow God to direct your path according to His wisdom. Pray that you would have a reputation as one filled with God’s wisdom.