19 Aug

If you were to survey 100 people and ask them if they could have one of the following 5 things in their life; Wealth, Health,  Happiness, True Love or Wisdom, I wonder how the survey might turn out? Would True Love or Wealth be the top of things desired most, or Happiness and Health? My guess is that no matter how these five came out in the survey, Wisdom would be ranked close to if not at the bottom of the five things that people would choose if they could have only one of the five.

When King David was drawing near to his death he appointed his son Solomon to be his successor. I Kings 2:1-4 ” When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. I am about to go the way of all the earth, he said. So be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go,”.

Wow what a responsibility Solomon was given by his father David. He had some big shoes to fill following after his father King David. After all David had ruled the people many years and achieved much success during his time as king. God even called King David a “man after his own heart”.

Sometimes we focus on things that can vanish very quickly like True Love or Wealth. Other things like Happiness and Health may also disappear quickly too if things aren’t balanced in our life The fact is we need a balance in our life so that we are productive and have Joy on a daily basis.

I believe that if we draw close to Jesus Christ he creates a desire in us to want Wisdom and I’m not speaking of the wisdom of man but something much higher thanearthly knowledge. Please don’t take this as I’m knocking education because I am not. I do believe that when we walk daily with Jesus we begin to desire his Wisdom to live daily and will desire to serve Him and see the world as He does.

My oldest son Morgan told me yesterday that he thought I should write my opinion on the controversial issue concerning the Mosque that the Muslims want to build near ground zero in New York. I will opt out on this debate because I look at the issue as many people do that is from mans perspective and not Gods I don’t have the correct perspective and could only make a stand based on how I have been raised and influences from my culture. Gods command is that we love all people and to get along here but he also knows that this would not happen in every situation based on mans fall in the begining of creation in the garden.

However I am so glad that God in his all knowing wisdom created a way of escape and a way to him through the acceptance of His son Jesus Christ and that alone is all the Wisdom I really need in order to find everything in life to live my life in victory and have joy here while I live on earth.

I believe that when we accept Jesus Christ and know him as our Savior we become wiser and will desire his wisdom to live. His wisdom allows us to love all people even those we may disagree with. God did not create religions but man did. Man interprets God in his own way and develops rules based on what they think he meant.

I don’t claim to be all wise in what I know but I know Jesus and I believe that he will give us all the wisdom we need to live a happy and joy filled life if we listen and follow his commands and allow him to order our paths in life. This is a choice each of us make everyday with each decesion we make.

King Solomon asked God for Wisdom over everything else he could have had and it pleased God so much that God gave him all the rest. So my prayer today is that we grow in Gods wisdom and pray too that maybe something I wrote here will cause each of us to  seek after Godly wisdom every day.

“The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair is the splendor of the old” Proverbs 20:29 written I believe by King Solomon wisest man to have ever lived.


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