Saturday, September 28, 2019

Where Does Your Light Come From?

Little Sara came home from school and proudly said to her mother, “I learned a new song today!”
“Sing it to me,” came the request.

“God bless America, land that I love: Stand beside her, and guide her through the night with the light from a bulb,” sang Sara.

There is a great difference between “light from a bulb” and “light from above.” As we look at our nation today, we find that much “light” has come from education, information, training, and knowledge that enables individuals to earn a living. However, the “light” that comes from wisdom – the ability to judge what is true or right or something with lasting value or worth – appears to be in short supply.

James reminds us that if we want to have the ability to make wise decisions in troubling times we can always pray and ask God for guidance and wisdom.

We do not have to stumble in the darkness hoping to find good answers while looking for a “bulb” to light our path. We can ask God for His directions and He will gladly tell us what to do.

God’s wisdom always leads us to the right decision and guarantees us good results. But we must have God-centered goals that come from knowing, accepting, and living our lives according to His Word if we expect to receive His wisdom.

Prayer: Lord, fill our minds with wisdom that can only come from Your Word. May we always look to You for guidance to guard us and live lives worthy of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: 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. 

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