If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5)
The greatest gift we could ever ask of God is wisdom. Consider King Solomon. He could have had anything he wanted. God told him, “Just ask and it’s yours. Anything!” (2 Chronicles 1:7) Consider what you would ask for right now if God said that to you. Would you ask for riches, fame, revenge even? King Solomon simply wanted wisdom, but not any kind of wisdom, Godly wisdom.
God honored King Solomon’s wish that incidentally came with numerous perks: riches, fame and even protection against his enemies. See, God gives generously. He doesn’t skimp when it comes to answering our prayers. He doesn’t just answer…He blesses! But instead of asking for what we “want,” we need to seek wisdom first. By doing so, we will learn to live God’s will and not our own. Our wants will change and our heart’s desires will meld with God’s, and then it will be given to us.
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