Today’s Key Scripture

“Behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.”

— 1 Kings 3:12

We can know the Bible, memorize its contents, and quote it word for word, yet what is the ultimate value if we 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 human intellect. It comes from our heavenly Father. Scripture makes that clear, saying, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).

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 reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Colossians 1:9).

Wisdom has been promised for today. Jesus said He would give believers “wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or 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. Don’t allow my desires to 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. In Jesus’ name, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.