August 27

Blessed be for the name of God from age to age, for wisdom and power are his. Daniel 2:20

Where is the one who is wise? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20

Sometimes as we drive down the road of life, we come to dangerous intersections. And we probably refer to them as “forks in the road.” These are those moments where a choice we make or don’t make sets us on a course that could influence the rest of our journey. Do we stop or go. Turn right or left. Go ahead or turn back. There are many times when we will approach one of those intersections and we will realize we have a shortage of wisdom.

There are various definitions of wisdom. Webster defines it as “the ability to make right use of knowledge.” But maybe the definition of wisdom should be the convergence of knowledge and skill which enables a person to make right choices, so that we may honor God.

So ask for some wisdom. God will not make fun of you. He will not insult you. He is not looking around at the angels as he dispenses wisdom saying, “would you look at this guy?” He delights to give you wisdom. He wants you to come to Him and ask for it. Ask as many times as you need it (which for me is every day).

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.”  Abraham Lincoln

Lord of wisdom and power, thank you for revealing to me the foolishness of my wisdom – instead of leading me to know your ways, it leads me astray. Forgive me for thinking that my own understanding and knowledge I can believe in you. Renew your Holy Spirit with in me and make me whole. Amen.


Susan Hanson