Proverbs 4:5 New International Version Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Proverbs 15:33 New International Version The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. Proverbs 19:8 New International Version He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. James 1:5 New International Version If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. I am grateful for knowing many wise people. I pray daily for wisdom. But I know any wisdom I get is not from my own smarts. I get wisdom 1st from God, second from family and friends and lastly from my studies. This week I spent time seeking wisdom from God. Even more so I talked to friends from all over the country. I am grateful for their friendship and their wisdom. I respect them not because they are smart (which each one is) but because they are close to God. Everyone of them has a close, intimate relationship with Jesus and it shows. I have made bonehead decisions in my life. That is why I am so grateful for these wise people. Some are men, others are women. Each of them is known for their prayers. I pray for them and I know that they pray for me. Wayne Cordeiro said in a recent message I watched on his website that wisdom comes after we go through difficult times. James 1:2-4 New International Version Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. So we ask for wisdom after we go thru difficulties. I'm just glad that God thinks enough of me to allow me to go thru trials. I ask God to give me wisdom daily. I thank God He has given me wise friends and family members.
posted by Kevin Bussey at 10/28/2005 05:17:00 PM