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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wisdom Seekers

Joe Stowell: "Every spring colleges and universities hold commencement ceremonies to celebrate the success of 
students who have completed their studies and earned 
their degrees.

After the students cross the stage, these graduates will enter a world that will challenge them. Just having academic knowledge won't be good enough. The key to success in life will be in wisely applying everything they have learned.

Throughout Scripture, wisdom is celebrated as a treasure that is worth seeking. It is better than riches (Prov. 3:13-18).

Its source is God, who alone is perfectly wise (Rom. 16:27). And it is found in the actions and attitude of Jesus, in whom "all the treasures of wisdom" are found (Col. 2:3.

Wisdom comes from reading and applying the Scripture. We have an example of this in the way Jesus applied his knowledge when He was tempted (Luke 4:1-13).

In other words, the truly wise person tries to see life from God's point of view and chooses to live according to His wisdom.

What's the payoff for this kind of life? Proverbs tells us that wisdom is like sweetness of honey on the tongue (3:13 NIV)

So seek wisdom, for it is more profitable than silver or gold!

    Lord, strengthen my resolve to live by the wisdom 
that comes only from You. Give me the discernment 
to live all of life from Your point of view that I might 
know the blessings of a life lived wisely.

Blessing comes from seeking wisdom and living by it."
Our Daily Bread  5/22/15

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Today’s Bible verse: Prov. 21:2 "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts."

Today's quotes: Tim Fargo - "Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities."

Ralph Marston - "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."

Linda W. Rooks - "When our perception of the world collides with 
reality, and we can no longer process it mentally, physically, or emotionally, that is when we need to process it spiritually. Only on a spiritual level can it make sense. Only when we go deeper into 
the spiritual realm by spending more time with God and his Word and seeking the wisdom of other Christians can we get beneath the pain   that comes from something that doesn't make sense." (Taken from her book, Broken Heart on Hold pg. 18).

Some thoughts today: Righteousness is imputed to us who believe. "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom. 5:1).

- God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy. His plan embraces all humanity! (John 3:16).

- There will be times you'll need others to help you in your battle to get victory in a situation. If you feel like a failure, get others to help break off this spirit that holds you back.


by Max Lucado

We’ll try anything to get rid of our loneliness. But should we? 
Should we be so quick to drop it? Could it be that loneliness is 
a gift? A gift from God? friend turns away. The job goes bad. 
Your spouse didn’t understand. The church is dull. One by one 
he removes the options until all you have left is God. 

He would do that?  Hebrews 12:6 tells us, “The Lord disciplines those he loves.” If he must silence every voice, he will. He wants you to discover what David discovered and to be able to say what David said, “You are with me.”

Loneliness. Could it be one of God’s finest gifts? 

Scripture says, “Perfect love casts out fear.” If a season of solitude is his way to teach you to hear his song, don’t you think it’s worth it?    So do I.

From Traveling Light

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16th- Tuesday's post:  #71  Principles for Warfare
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18th- Thursday's post:  #72  The Whole Armor of God
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20th- Saturday's post: Humble Before God
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