Thursday, May 17, 2012

EXCELLENT WISDOM Friday 18 May


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

Read: Daniel 6:1-31

Wisdom is a priceless virtue that anyone who wants to succeed must have. In life, there are major and minor acquisitions. Wisdom falls into the class of majors. That is, even if you could not acquire anything at all, you must not miss out on wisdom. If you could sell all your earthly possessions in exchange for wisdom, it is worth it. Wisdom is more than money. When you have it, even if you were the poorest, you will end up attracting great riches. Besides being an attribute, wisdom is a spirit. Isaiah 11:2 speaks of the spirit of wisdom. Those who have this spirit always excel. They stand out. An example here is Joseph. In Genesis 41:13-44, after interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams and giving advice on what should be done, Pharaoh was swept off his feet.

And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the spirit of God is? Genesis 41:38

Pharaoh was saying there was nobody as wise as Joseph in all of Egypt. It was the Spirit of wisdom that promoted Joseph from the prison to the throne.

Daniel was another fellow who had this spirit. Men like Joseph and Daniel are still being sought in kings’ palaces today. Unfortunately, many people desire, struggle, fight, bribe and lobby to be at the corridors of power because they lack the Spirit, whereas those with the Spirit of wisdom, no matter where they are hiding, would be distinguished and kings will locate and bring them to their palaces. In fact, Daniel’s possession of this Spirit was so strong that the king made him number one president over princes in the kingdom (Daniel 6:1-3). If there is one quality you need it is wisdom. If there is one spirit you need this year, it is the Spirit of wisdom. Instead of struggling for money and riches and lose God, why not struggle to get the Spirit of wisdom in the same way so that you can receive all other blessings that come with Him?

KEY POINT:
Wisdom charts a path for the wise just as foolishness charts several paths for the foolish. Anyone who gets to Heaven is wise but those who go to hell are foolish.
 
Bible in one year: 1 Peter 3-5