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Day 19: Making Wise Choices

Jan 19 2014

King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs to instruct it’s readers in the art of living. In Proverbs 1:7, he connects reverence for God with the ability to live with “knowledge” and “wisdom”. Throughout Proverbs, Solomon contrasts the path of life for the wise to that of a fool – the person who doesn’t believe God or value His Word.

When you love and respect someone, you will value and trust their word. Likewise, if you love and respect God then you will value and trust His Word – the Bible.

Simply put, wisdom is applying God’s Word to your everyday life. 

If you want to live a blessed life, the pathway is found through making wise choices every day. The most important decision you will ever make is to love and honour God and accept Jesus as your Lord. You are then in prime position to receive the wisdom to navigate your life as God’s Word becomes your principal source of direction.

At times, we all ‘fall short’ and can make unwise choices. We know however, that God is a loving God full of grace, mercy and forgiveness. However, as we read the Word and are transformed into His image, we will obtain wisdom in every area of life.

Is there something you are facing today that you don’t know how to deal with? Perhaps you need some guidance concerning your job or a relationship, or maybe your life just needs a change in direction. God has your answers and He is ready to show you. Making wise choices for your life is the daily decision to prioritise God’s Word and apply it in any and every circumstance.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

Prayer: Father, Your Word promises if I ask You for wisdom, You will give it to me. Thank you for the wisdom to carry out my responsibilities and in the decisions I must make today.