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Mar.2 Devotion:Acting on your Knowledge

Acting on your Wisdom

1 Kings 3:7-10 [7] And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. [8] And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. [9] Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? [10] And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

We see here Solomon asking God for wisdom in being king over God’s people. This pleased God and Solomon was granted wisdom and an understanding heart. If you go read verses 16-28 of this same chapter you will see this wisdom put to great use. It talks about in vs.28 the people “feared the king” when they seen the wisdom of God was in Solomon. Too often we seek God’s wisdom in many aspects of our life, but what do we do with what God grants us? Solomon was wise in ruling the country, but no so much in his household. 1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord , and went not fully after the Lord , as did David his father.

Notice it says “went not fully after the Lord.” Often times we will adhere to God’s wisdom when it comes to the things of God: at church, in teaching, giving Godly advice and others things. However, what about in our household or our everyday walk? We may seek God’s knowledge in advice to give, in our job, how to deal with our children, and other things in our everyday lives. Do we heed to that knowledge He gives? It’s in these things that we tend to ignore His advice because we think we know best or we just don’t like what He has to say. We decide we will just do things our own way. Wisdom isn’t just about our ability from God to discern what’s best, but also reveals the strength of our character in how we act upon that knowledge God has given us. I challenge you today to ask yourself if you are using the knowledge God gives you in every aspect of your life. May God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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