Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart.
—1 Kings 3:12, KJV
You can know the Bible, memorize its contents, and quote it word for word, yet what is the ultimate value if you don’t know how to apply it? Wisdom is the application of knowledge.
As we pray, God, through the Holy Spirit, takes the Word that resides within you and applies it to a situation where it is needed most.
We don’t find Godly wisdom in the halls of education or from the intellect of man. It comes from our heavenly Father. Scripture makes that clear: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:5, KJV).
When the apostle Paul heard of the faith of the believers at Colosse, he prayed that they would be filled with wisdom. Paul wrote, “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Colossians 1:9, KJV).
Wisdom has been promised for today. Jesus said He would give believers “wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist” (Luke 21:15).
A Prayer for Today:
Precious Father, God of all wisdom, I’m so thankful that You know me better than I know myself. You are aware of all my failures, doubts, anxieties, and weaknesses, yet You care enough to allow me to spend time with You every day. I’m so grateful that You love me, and I know you have a plan for me that is far better than anything I could design.. Help me so my desires don’t blind me to Your will. Help me follow Your guidance. Give me peace, no matter what comes my way. Thank You for Your precious compassion for me. Amen!