James 1:5 – Verse of the Day 10/28/14
When people talk about being tossed to and for by the waves of life, what do they mean? While it could be many things, the pursuit of momentary pleasures that come and go leads us on an unstable course. On the other hand, the Bible paints a picture of a wiser course that trusts in God and the eternal satisfaction that comes from following His teachings. True pleasure and stability can only come by wisely believing and following the one true God.
For James, true wisdom is a gift from God and essential for both right living and right relationships. Not only does wisdom help us to avoid being tossed to and fro by the waves of life, but God readily gives it to those who ask for it and seek it. God’s desire is that his people would be wise and live wisely as they grow in the knowledge of Him.
Spend some time in prayer asking the Lord for wisdom. Ask Him to help you see specific areas of your life where you especially need to become wiser. Pray that he would use wisdom to help you persevere in your faith, give you stability, and enable you to live well with others. Most of all, thank God for the fact that He promises to give wisdom to all who ask Him for it.