Daily Devotional 7-1-20


A mentor I once had used to describe some people as a lost dog and tall weeds. He was referring to someone so deep in a quandary that they just couldn’t see a way out. And if I’m being honest, I felt that way many times over the course of my life. If you’re being honest, I expect you have too.

Well, the Bible has much to say about wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Proverbs 12:15 says that “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice” (ESV). What that means to me among other things, is that in times of confusion, or even when facing a decision large or small, I should ask others for help.

Also, James tells us, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

Now I have a friend who likens this generous wisdom to dumping a three-pound bag of M&Ms into your open mouth. That’s a lot of wisdom right there now.

These verses are just two of many that God’s Holy Word offers for our edification on the matter of wisdom. In times of dilemma or when you just can’t make sense of what feels like a crazy world, I encourage you to ask God for wisdom, seek godly counsel, and also dive into what the Bible says about understanding.

That’s about it for now. I hope you found it worthwhile. And if the Lord wills it, I’ll see you again real soon.