Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- July 9, 2012
“ Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.” When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king inawe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.” I Kings 3:27-28
What if someone decides for you? Will you decide to respond in humble determination or drift away as a victim? Sometimes the unwise choices of a boss or parent produces a crisis that is out of your control. It could be a compromise of character in a business deal or an addictive personality that produced severe problems. Wherever you find yourself, you can find wisdom to work through your turmoil. Or, if your options are outcomes from success, Holy Scripture can give you insight into excellent financial stewardship.
Furthermore, your best decisions are made when the emotional short-term pressures are submissive to the long-term objective realities. Hence, fear submits to faith. Greed submits to generosity. Discontentment submits to gratitude. Impulsiveness submits to patience. Are the choices you face today focused exclusively on your needs or are you motivated by something much bigger than yourself? Wisdom asks God for clarity.
“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.” James 1:5
Prayer: Heavenly father, I seek You for wisdom and discernment to do Your will.
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