Friday, October 1, 2021

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12

Thought of The Day : To be bankrupt of wisdom is to be bankrupt of purpose.

LISTEN: Pursue wisdom and you will gain a heart of wisdom. You will gain wisdom when you pursue God. When the word of God becomes your passion and standard in life, wisdom becomes your expression. God’s word is a channel of wisdom. His word affects our mind and transforms our lives. True wisdom comes from God. True wisdom is to think the way God thinks. The word of God is the bank of wisdom. Wisdom in biblical sense is the “ability to judge correctly and follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding. God’s word opens our eyes to the source of true wisdom by showing us His ways. Beloved, following the ways of wisdom causes us to be in harmony with God. Until we appreciate God’s word we cannot understand His ways or follow His will. Therefore, to understand the ways of God we must allow His word to dwell richly in our hearts (Colossians 3:16). Until the word of God fills our hearts, it cannot affect our lives. Friend, God’s word in our hearts will produce right actions and judgement. True wisdom is important because it will instill in us the fear of God ( see Psalms 111:10; Pro. 15:33). God’s word teaches wisdom that enables us to live honestly and wisely in a corrupt system and society. Those who are poor in the word of God are poor in wisdom; that is, there is no true wisdom which is not a result of obedience to God’s words. My dear, God’s word gives insight and understanding. When we have God’s word in our hearts, it will enable us to teach, build and encourage one another to please God. However, where God’s word is undermined, people will grow in sin and ungodliness. Beloved, no real wisdom comes outside the word of God. God’s word is the best instructional book we can ever have in the world. When we embrace the word of God wisdom will come naturally. Therefore, let us embrace God’s word and gain a heart of wisdom. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Study the word of God daily and allow it to impact your life positively.
2. Do not take God’s word lightly, instead, honour and obey it.
3. Surrender yourself to God and allow Him to teach you His ways.
4. Grow your love for God’s word and your wisdom will grow with it.

Prayer: Almighty God! I thank you because you are the God of wisdom. Help me to live wisely, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. May God enable you to live in wisdom in all you do, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : Unless the word of God fills our hearts, it cannot affect our lives.

Quote : “You gain wisdom when you gain God. For when the word of God becomes your passion and standard, wisdom becomes your expression.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Jesus Christ raised Lazarus who was dead for four days from the dead? (John 11:43-44).

Stunning Fact: Did you know ostriches have a 14 meter (46 foot) long small intestine?

Bible Quiz : Why was Isaac not sacrificed as God initially ordered Abraham?

God bless you!

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