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Proverbs 16:16 - Bible verse of the day -

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed wisdom to make a major decision? In the story of Moses, it says in Acts 7:22 that he was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians. Although Moses had all the worldly wisdom of his day that did not prevent Moses from making a very poor decision.

23 “One day when Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his relatives, the people of Israel. 24 He saw an Egyptian mistreating an Israelite. So Moses came to the man’s defense and avenged him, killing the Egyptian.[1] Acts 7:23-24.

When we take God out of the wisdom equation it becomes based on man’s viewpoint verses God’s perspective. When we operate apart from God’s wisdom our motives and actions become flawed.

A few Scriptures about wisdom:

  • Proverbs 16:16 -How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver! [2]
  • James 1:5 – If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.[3]
  • James 3:13 – If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. [4]
  • James 3:17 –  But the wisdom from above 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 the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. [5]

When we seek godly wisdom, we are seeking God’s will and when we do, we receive God’s favor. How would Moses’ life have been different if instead of killing the Egyptian he spent time seeking God’s wisdom?

Do you need Godly wisdom? Seek the Lord in prayer and meditate on His word. You will be surprised what the Lord reveals to you! 

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[1,2,3,4,5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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