Using the wisdom of God

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“The wisdom of the wise keeps life on track; the foolishness of fools  lands them in the ditch.”    Proverbs 14:8 (The Message)

Many people view life as a sprint and they start out well but then as life goes along they end up poorly because they don’t plan for the pitfalls.  The scripture us that the wise man looks ahead.

We need the wisdom of God to keep us from land in “the ditch.” What are some of the issues of life that can derail our lives?

If you were to read the life of Noah, you could see several issues that he addressed: (1) voices of doubt, (2) tempting shortcuts and (3) discouraging delays. We’re going to find all of these pitfalls in the story of Noah.

Now, this doesn’t mean God will give you the goal of building an ark, but God will give you something to accomplish and it may feel as overwhelming as building an ark. Noah must have felt like this job was too big. How was he going to accomplish this? Who would help him? What would society think about this? We worry about details that we have no control over.

We need to be like Noah and concentrate of what God has given you to do, and then let God make up the difference.

We will need God’s wisdom in order to accomplish our part of the project. So begin by seeking for God’s wisdom

The Bible says we’re wise to look ahead. By doing that, we’ll not only be prepared to spot the issues of life that can derail us but  we’ll also be prepared to apply the antidote to these pitfalls. As the Bible says, only the fool fails to look ahead.

But for today, let me ask this; What is God asking you to do? Focus on your part of the task, while asking God to reveal the next step to you.

I am looking forward to seeing you this Sunday.


Pastor Bill