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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Passionate Pursuit

How can you passionately pursue wisdom?

We start by boldly asking God for it. I love what it says in James 1:5, If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  We start our pursuit of wisdom by asking for it, and believing God has promised it.

We can also pursue wisdom by reading the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, Wisdom books in the Bible would include the study of the Psalms, Job, Proverbs, the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes. Reading through these books is a good place to start.

Another way we pursue wisdom is by developing the art of observation. Watch how people and nature respond to different stimulus and situations. What kinds of actions occur under different circumstances?

A final way we can pursue wisdom is by reading. There is great knowledge and wisdom to be found in many different books, papers, and online articles. Always apply God’s filter through the help of the Holy Spirit to discern if it fits with God’s standards.

There are other ways of passionately pursing wisdom. Ask God to reveal what lessons he wants you to learn today, and allowing Him to lead you to the source.

Have a good and Godly day.