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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
The Psalmist says that when we follow the Lord’s precepts or directives, we will gain an understanding of how to live life. When we fear the Lord or see how great He is, in light of how small we are, wisdom will begin to be part of the way we live. This is the key to “Getting Wisdom.”
I’ve always said in these AM devos, “Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.” When it comes to “Getting Wisdom,” there has to be a point of beginning. In other words, how do you begin to get wisdom? Well for sure this statement in The Psalms is not about how intellectual we are, or how great we are with people. It’s about spiritual illumination. I say spiritual illumination because it takes the Holy Spirit to show us how utterly small, feeble, and unintelligent we are when measured by the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent God of the universe we claim to serve. Spiritual illumination is a “wake up” call to all believers who think, “I’ve got this!” The truth is, “WE’VE GOT NOTHING!” On Mars Hill it was to some of the biggest, most puffed up, arrogant people St. Paul had ever met in his life that he said, “In HIM (speaking of Jesus), we live and move and have our being.” And that dear friend is the beginning of wisdom.
I need MORE of You real bad! Amen