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“My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;”

– Proverbs 3:21

Today we will continue our discussion of what I call the “Golden Trinity,” which consists of the three greatest heavenly treasures found in God’s Word. The first treasure is: Favor with God and man; the second treasure is: Wisdom; and the third is: Faith. Several days ago, I mentioned the story of Solomon and the great wisdom he possessed early on before he turned away from the Lord. Wisdom is a superpower and its treasures are joy, success, and a good life. Interestingly, wisdom is often confused with knowledge. Science gives us knowledge, but it cannot provide us with wisdom! It’s for this reason that some of the smartest people in the world, who have tons of knowledge, have miserable lives. Their bank accounts are empty, they can’t find happiness in a relationship, and they keep toxic people in their inner circle. They confuse knowledge with wisdom. Scientific understanding looks like this: Understanding observations, measurements, facts, or principles. On the other hand, here’s what learning and wisdom look like: It is a change in behavior based on past experiences. If your behavior hasn’t changed, you haven’t grown in wisdom. Friend, in order to learn and develop wisdom, you have to change your behavior. Through trial and error or by learning from others’ mistakes, wisdom can be gained! On the positive side, you can also gain wisdom by watching someone make wise decisions. The greatest secret to wisdom can be found in James 1:5, which says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” You can treasure wisdom — it can be yours!

Prayer


Father, help me change my behavior today by giving me your wisdom.

Reflection


Is wisdom something you treasure? What are some ways you use it to enrich your life?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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7 Responses

  1. I need to change my behavior.And by using wisdom from God.It will help me to understand what steps need to be taken in order to accomplish this.For example, not exercising on the the stationary bike every morning, neglecting my dental health, not taking a shower every other day, eating junk food like ice cream and popcorn.not washing my hair.I want to enjoy what was given to me.So that is why I am asking for help and guidance.I pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of spreading the Good news of Jesus Christ and his healing power to millions more around the World.To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family, I pray that God will bless them with excellent health and much happiness and love in their lives.To all at Shepherd’s Grove.good tidings of friendship love and peace.To
    the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra and their conductors.Messages of appreciation and thanks for the glorious and uplifting music and singing.As always I remain a faithful and loyal viewer and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.Lift up your hearts to the Lord in praise of his mercy.Amen.May God bless this beautiful country.The United States of America

  2. Simply claim the promise – James 1:15. This is God’s promise to you and me. Thank you Beaux for reminding me of God’s promise!

  3. The problem I have found is that previously I left a comment and stopped because my full name was disclosed. Although I mentioned thIs before , I see that you are still continuing with full names where first name would be enough.

  4. In your devotional, you referenced James 1:15 as saying “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” However, I always verify and copy the references from scripture. What you quoted was James 1:5-8. You must have rushed typing out this Devotional and being human, you made a mistake. Welcome to the Club of Humanity. No one but Jesus Christ is perfect and why should you be considered perfect as you are human along with the rest of us sinners saved by the Grace of God? Thank you for your email Devotionals. They speak to me and help me in my growth in the Lord’s word. God bless you

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