Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Seek God's Wisdom, not Man's Reasoning
“Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding.” Deuteronomy 4:6a
Wisdom is not what you know about the world but how well you know God. Human reasoning will not make you wise. It may even lead you to reject the ways of God (1 Cor. 1:18–25). God's purpose in creating a nation for Himself was to demonstrate His wisdom to the world through the obedience of His people (Zech. 8:23). As the Israelites followed God, He would bless them, and the wisdom of obeying God would be evident to all. God gives you the same opportunity to base your life on His wisdom. When unbelievers make important decisions, they must rely on their own knowledge and understanding. You, as a Christian, have access to God's wisdom. God's Spirit is within you to guide you (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the truth of the Scriptures so that you can see things from God's perspective. Only God sees the future, so only He can accurately lead you to make correct decisions today. As you allow God to direct your life, those around you will see true wisdom, wisdom not of the world but of God. Others will be confused about what to do in our complicated world, but God will guide you safely to the correct choices for you. Your family will be blessed because you make wise decisions. Your friends will have a wise counselor to come to for help. Your obedient life will demonstrate the wisdom of allowing the Holy Spirit to be your Guide. - Blackaby Experiencing God Day by Day
Oh the difference perspective brings!
Really take in what Blackaby writes in this devotional. Really look at the difference between what man may say and God DOES say.
Mankind is replete with people believing they know the way to prosperity and fulfillment throughout history. Yet only one proved that He was. That was AND is Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Oh my dear reader, be oh so careful of the so-called help books, help videos or help live streaming you take in. If those or other means of media transfer take you anywhere but to the feet of Jesus, you took a wrong turn.
Scripture itself says that if anyone who teaches a Gospel other than what was originally taught, let them be accursed.
In everything that God has given me to write here, I point all to one person. Jesus.
The world is bent on one path, but the author of it refuses to show himself in the current age. He will, eventually, after the Rapture of the Church. Satan's plan is to move mankind towards worship of him and not of God. He begins by trying to destroy or twist or pervert anything from the Bible. He is the destroyer of life. The anti-life...who will be shown to be the Antichrist in the book of Revelation.
There are no coincidences in this life. With the Spirit of God directing people in a counter offensive to what Satan is doing, He makes situations present themselves to point people to Christ.
Satan cannot shake one who is solid in their walk with God. He will persist in trying though.
Trying to use everything to mess with lives to feed Hell and starve Heaven.
The wisdom of man is paltry compared to the wisdom of God. It doesn't even register on a scale. Look at the early years of the nation of Israel. When they obeyed, life was beyond extraordinary. Things would happen naturally that were only attributable to the work of God. The laws of physics were thrown out the window. Minor miracles were happening every day.
When they disobeyed those things began to go the way of the rest of the world.
When they rested in a life of obedience, listening to the wisdom of God, things went well, as promised. When they got complacent, they let disobedience in, they began listening to the wisdom of man, they got what he promised in that too.
Scripture says to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things would be added unto you.
It's my habit to begin my day in the Bible. Reading devotionals after that. Writing what God tells me to here. Then, when it's just me and Jesus in my car, we talk there. Sharing my heart with Him. He is where I look to for wisdom. I ask Him to join me as I go into work. I can't lead without His leadership. I can't know wise things without His wisdom.
So today, my friend, seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness. Look to the author and perfector of our faith. Look for the wisdom of God in your choices and decisions. It may still come from the mouth of a man or woman, but you will know if those words come from God.