Wisdom into Line with Gods Kingdom
WISDOM, AS STRONG AS THE ETERNAL LOGOS OF GOD, MAKES ITS PLEA TO US.
Just like the Logos (the Word) of John 1:1,
dwelt with the Lord from the eternities.
ARE FIVE SOURCES from which wisdom might find release in us.
good; some hold danger. In all of them we need the help of the Holy
FIRST is pure wisdom that comes from
above. This finds release in us by the Holy Spirit.
SECOND is the wisdom revealed in Scripture. Here we need help from Gods
Spirit lest we twist His Word
and make wrong use of it.
THIRD is the wisdom that comes from counselors. Here we need the help
of the above two, lest the counsel be contrary to what is right before
FOURTH is the wisdom we gain through the living of life, We need the
help of the above three that we might learn from our mistakes.
FIFTH is the wisdom that descendeth not from above. This is earthly, sensual and devilish. Here we need the help of all
DAY 1When God made the heavens and the earth, Wisdom was His delight.
Proverbs 8:22,30 The
LORD possessed me (Wisdom) the
beginning of His way, before His works of old. Then I was
by Him, as one brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing
always before Him.
John 1:1-3 In
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made
by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
I stand in awe of Your Wisdom. It has come with You from out of the
eternities. Oh, how vast and strong are Your ways! Thank YouOh,
thank You! for drawing me to seek the wisdom You will give. I
wait empty before You for the understanding and insight You are ready
to give me for this very day.
Wisdom sends forth its plea to us allPro 8:1-11
DAY 2Wisdom can become ours if
we but humble ourselves.
Proverbs 11:2 When
pride cometh. then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom: and before honor is
I Corinthians 8:2 And if
any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he
ought to know.
FATHER, I renounce the fear and anger that has crowded in upon my spirit. I
wait before You empty. I have no understanding of what to do in this
trial now upon me. Please fill this empty vessel.
A Psalmists prayer can help us herePs
DAY 3Getting wisdom is better
than getting riches.
Proverbs 16:16 How
much better is it to get wisdom than ggjd! and to get understanding
rather to be chosen than silver!
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For
wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge
is. that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Jam poor and have little hope of gaining wealth. Oh, but I have hope
of gaining wisdom! It is because of Your grace and wonderful provision
for me. In my simplicity I turn to you and ask for wisdom. I ask and
I waitand I love You.
is that nothing is as valuable as knowing the indwelling ChristPhil
DAY 4Wisdom and knowledge of the
Lord will bring stability to our lives.
Isaiah 33:6 And
wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength
of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom is an house builded: and by understanding it is established.
LORD, never have I known a time so unstableboth in the world and
in my own life. Sometimes I tremble at what is taking place all around
us. But now, I wait in Your presence seeking wisdom. And, oh! Please
give me knowledge of Your ways and Your Kingdom.
There is light for the impending darknessPs
DAY 5We glory not in human wisdom,
but delight ourselves in the Lord.
Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus
saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let
the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his
riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth
and knoweth Me that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment,
and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight. saith
LORD, sometimes Ive thought I had wisdom. Sometimes it made me
proud. But now I see I have nothing in which to gloryexcept in
knowing You. My own wisdom has failed in what we face today. I submit
to Your mercy, Your judgment and Your righteousness in this time of
Human wisdom grows pale in the light of the GospelI
DAY 6Planting Scripture in the
hearts of little children will help make them wise.
II Timothy 3:13-15 But
evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being
deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and
hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them and that
from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to
make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
let me be a light to the little children I come in contact with. I hold
them before You. Draw their hearts to be open to Your Word. Cause it
to form in them the wisdom they will need to face the world that is
increasing in evil.
From early days it was Gods admonition that children
be taught His WordsDeut 6:6,7; 11:19
FOR SOME DAYS WE WILL ALLOW
THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE TO WORK ITS WAY INTO US. We can yield
to its embrace even if our souls have been wounded.
DAY 7We open ourselves to wisdom
that is pure. Jas 3:17a But the
wisdom that is from above is first pure.
James 4:8 Draw
nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
I renounce the double-minded way Ive lived, Ive loved and
lusted. Ive sought peace by quarreling. Ive worried while
trusting. Im ready for this all to be gone and I draw up close
to You for the pure way of thinking You are waiting to give me.
We give up anxiety to find the peace of GodPhil
DAY 8We are opening ourselves
to wisdom that is peaceable.
James 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is... peaceable...
Proverbs 3:17 Her ways (that is, the ways of wisdom) are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Follow peace with all men...
I Timothy 2:2b
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godliness and honesty.
too often Ive been irritable and faultfinding. I am ready for
this to be gone from my life, from my home, from where I work. Please
give me the wisdom that will work toward peace. Work in me so my very
presence will bring peace.
In the Government of Christ peace will become known
in all the earthIsa 11:1-9
DAY 9We open ourselves to wisdom
that is gentle.
James 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is... gentle...
II Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men,
apt to teach, patient.
But the fruit of the Spirit is
gentleness has not been one of my natural qualities. Ive been
harsh and even cruel in the way Ive spoken to those I love. Set
me free from this and give the that gentle wisdom that will enable me
to live with others in harmony. Bring me to the place where my very
presence will impart gentleness to others.
Love will help produce gentlenessI Cor 13:4-7
DAY 10We open ourselves to a wisdom
that will listen to anothers point of view.
James 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is... easy to be entreated...
2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory:
but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved
brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath...
forgive me for not listening to these with whom I disagree. Ive
been harsh and demanding. Today I turn from this. I look to Your Spirit
to work a new quality in me that will enable me to listen, without becoming
angry. Make me willing to change.
Paul gives some clear points to help us in this matterRom
12:3, 10, 16.
DAY 11Gods Spirit gives
us wisdom that knows how to receive people that are different.
James 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is... without partiality...
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with
what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye
mete, it shall be measured to you again.
forgive me for judging others so harshly and so quickly. Forgive me
for being partial to some while shunning others. Help me no longer jump
to conclusions about people. Give me the wisdom that will equip me to
treat all persons alike without judging them before I really know them.
James gives some practical admonition on receiving
people that are differentJas 2:1-9
DAY 12The Holy Spirit gives us
a wisdom that is free from hypocrisy.
James 3:17 But
the wisdom that is from above is... without hypocrisy.
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees. which
is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed:
neither hid, that shall not be known.
I admit it. Ive been prone toward hypocrisy. Ive wanted
people to think of me better than I am. Oh, I turn all of this over
to the cleansing power of Your sacrifice on Calvary! Let me move in
Your Kingdom as a person who is transparent and real.
As ministers of God, we are called upon to exhibit
a love that is not pretendedII Cor 6:4-6
WITH A HEART THAT IS OPEN
TO THE WISDOM FROM ABOVE. WE WILL MAKE OUR SUPPLICATIONS STRONG. It
is when we recognize our own poverty of spirit that we can receive the
fullness of what God offers.
DAY 13When we admit our lack of
wisdom, we are ready to receive from the Lord.
James 1:5 If
any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally,
and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
Psalm 51:6 Behold,
Thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part Thou
shalt make me to know wisdom.
please give me wisdom for what I face today. I open my inward parts
to You. Search me as I wait before You. Show me the foolish ways I have
embraced. Cleanse me of the vain thoughts Ive held so I can live
today as a child of Your Kingdom.
Here is wise counsel that we let go of vain and prideful
DAY 14If we but incline our ear
to listen to the Lord, we can receive His wisdom.
Proverbs 2:2 ...incline
thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding...
Psalm 119:111,112 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage
for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes always, even
unto the end.
simply stated, I lean my soul toward You this day. I am so in need of
wisdom that Im stopping everything to listen to what You will
say. Oh, You are ready to give me wisdom! Thank You! I continue to wait
as You give understanding to my heart.
Those who refuse to listen open themselves to trouble,
even judgment from GodZech 7:11,12
DAY 15King Solomon pleased the
Lord when he asked for wisdom.
II Chronicles 1:10-12a Give
me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this
people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? And God
said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not
asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of thine enemies, neither
yet hast asked long life: but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself,
that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: wisdom
and knowledge is granted unto thee...
LORD, as a father to these children, I ask for wisdom that I might guide
them in the ways that are right. Help me to walk before them with integrity.
Let my life, as well as my words, guide them in the ways of Your Kingdom.
The Lord is also pleased to grant wisdom to the youthDan
DAY 16If we but incline our ear
to listen to the Lord, we can receive His wisdom.
Proverbs 2:3-5 Yea,
if thou criest after knowledge and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures:
then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge
I give up my fascination with the world and its ways. I renounce the
knowledge and understanding the world system is trying to put over
on us as it rejects You and Your Kingdom. Oh, give me right knowledge!
Give me understanding! Cause my heart to yearn yet more and more for
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdomPs
111:10; Pro 1:7; Pro 9:10; Pro 15:33
DAY 17Of all Gods gifts
to us, wisdom is prime.
Proverbs 4:7 Get
wisdom, get understanding: forget it not neither decline from the words
of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her
and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing: therefore get
wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Im finally coming to see how so many of my movements and actions
have been unwise. I have made more foolish mistakes than I want to admit.
Some of them weigh heavily on me and I feel guilty. All I can do now
is turn them over to You and Your mercy and seek Your wisdom from this
day forward. Oh, I cry unto You for wisdom now!
For all who seek wisdom, it will become a gracious
adornment to their lifePro 1:7-9
FROM THE PROPHET DANIEL
WE LEARN HOW IMPORTANT WISDOM IS FOR THE LAST DAYS. Gods wisdom will bring us into light while darkness covers the
DAY 18While wickedness increases,
there will be a people in the earth who have embraced wisdom from the
Daniel 11:32,33 And such as do
wickedly against the Covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the
people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And
they that understand among the People (the maschilim, those who have embraced wisdom) shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by
captivity, and by spoil many days.
we see the last days will be furious with much deception and war. I
renounce fear for these days. I hold my family before You. Let Your
Holy Spirit work in them and bring upon them strong desire for wisdom.
Oh, that our lives might become grounded and stable in knowing You and
Your Kingdomeven if some of us suffer for it.
In the final time when all hope seems gone, there will
arise a victorious people
firmly grounded in knowing their GodDan
DAY 19Those who have embraced
wisdom from the Lord will shine as beacons in the time of great darkness.
Daniel 12:1,3 And
at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth
for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble,
such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and
at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be
found written in the book. ... And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness
of the firmament and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars
for ever and ever.
it seems we are near the time of trouble. Please bring upon Your people
that movement of Your Spirit that will make them wise for the perilous
time. Move on our leaders. Please move on these I hold before You. Some
of them need yet to repent.
The Lord Jesus has called us to be diligent watchers
in the last daysMt 24:42-51
DAY 20Those who have embraced
wisdom from the Lord will have understanding in the time of greatest
Daniel 12:10 Many
shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do
wickedly (that is, wickedness shall increase): and
none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
we are trusting Your great love and wisdom for the time of trouble.
Oh, bring upon us the spirit of wisdom and revelation! Let us know when
and how to make our movements through the last dark days. Give us understanding
while the world is in its greatest confusion.
The beginning of the Book of Proverbs points us toward
the gaining of wisdomPro 1:1-5
DAY 21God, who is no respecter
of persons, will reveal His ways to those who seek wisdom and understanding
for the dark time.
Daniel 9:22 And
he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come
forth to give thee skill (wisdom) and
understanding. At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment
came forth, and I am come to show thee: for thou art greatly beloved:
therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
faith has come into my heart that Your Spirit will guide us through
the last perilous days. Whether it be the end of the age, or the end
of our time on earth, we shall be taken through with triumph. Oh, what
a joy and peace is ours! I yield today to Your Spirits guidance
and comfort. Thank You for loving us as You do.
Those who have embraced the wisdom of the Lord shall
have understanding even if they must
confront the anti-Christ himselfRev
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