“If wisdom is so important for navigating suffering, how do we get it?”

September 8, 2019

As we try to navigate life in our fallen world, we are constantly confused by the situations we find ourselves in. We don’t know what to do. We don’t know where to turn. We don’t even understand the reality of what’s happening. Thankfully God gives us the lens of wisdom through which to view the world, which provides clarity and an accurate picture of reality. But wisdom can seem like a difficult (if not impossible) virtue to attain. In our passage today, James teaches us the one sure-fire way we can all gain the wisdom we need. And the amazing thing is, it’s a lot simpler than you’d think.

Application Questions

  1. In what situations or suffering do you currently need wisdom?
  2. What can help you practically remember who you’re talking to when praying?
  3. How often do you simply ask God for wisdom?
  4. What would it look like to take time to think and listen with the glasses of wisdom on? What keeps you from doing so?
  5. What keeps you from acting in the confidence of wisdom?

Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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