Wisdom from Above
Dr. Charles Stanley
June 9, 2018
"Forsake your folly and live, and
proceed in the way of understanding."
Each of us faces the same challenge every day-to look beyond what
we can see to what God perceives, to understand our circumstances
from His viewpoint, and to faithfully choose His direction. This is one
of the reasons it is so important to have a daily quiet time-because we
need constant reminders of His truth. We require continual exposure to
the Word and its testimony of God's character.
After all, no one is wiser than the Creator of all things when it
comes to knowing how you can live a successful life on this earth. No
one has deeper understanding about how you can have a healthy and
productive life than the God who formed your body. No one has a more
profound comprehension of your potential than the Lord who molded
your inmost being and caused you to be born in your particular circumstances.
No one could possibly have a better plan for you than He does.
After all, He created all natural resources and everything of real value
on this earth-including the gifts and talents that you possess. No one
has a greater stake in seeing you trained and successful than the One
who bled on the cross for your redemption. Certainly, if He gave so
much for you, He would lead you in the best way possible and never
deny anything you truly need (Romans 8:32).
Friend, each day will bring you numerous opportunities to assert
God's wisdom over your own. Don't rely on your own limited knowledge.
That only leads to trouble. Rather, continuously train your mind, heart,
and spirit with His truth. Then you can proceed with confidence on the
path of His understanding and live.
Father, You are God! You know and understand all things! I choose
Your wisdom above my own. May I honor You with my life.