Sunday, January 31, 2010

Encouragement:The Need for Wisdom in the midst of Confusion

I had noticed in today's newspaper that many parents are confused about how to bring up their children, how much to discipline, how much and how long to control them, etc. Some parents gave their views and shared their experiences.

The fact is today there is confusion in all areas of life as people make their own choices based on majority's choice or what they like. But hardly anybody is willing to seek for God's wisdom to clear the confusion and to make wise choices that build their lives on the Eternal and Perfect Plan of God.

Here is the hope that God's wisdom is available to all those who seek for it. We may need some guidelines to help us identify God's wisdom in our thoughts and choices of action. According to God's Word (The Bible), there are two aspects of wisdom: the spiritual and the practical.

Spiritual Wisdom gives insight into God's characterand into the true nature of things, and it helps us to live as God desires. Paul prayed for this sort of wisdom for both the Ephesians (1:17) and the Colossians (1:8-10). We will recognize such wisdom by its qualities: " The widsom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace-loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere" (James 3:17).

On the practical level, wisdom can be judged by whether or not our actions conform to God's instructions. The instructions God gives us naturally lead to healthy living and our spiritual transformation. As we confess our need for God's wisdom and aks Him for it, 'He will gladly tell (us). He will not resent (our) asking" (James 1:5).

Blessed are those who seek for God's wisdom to make wise choices in the midst of confusion in the world today.

Be Encouraged,

A.Othniel
(www.aothniel.net)

Letter # 05 (31. 1. 2010)