THE BENEFITS OF WISDOM

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer (Romans 12:12). 2 Timothy 2:3 says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”  In various Bible translations, different words are translated patience. However, the best synonym that describes patience is “endurance”; the ability to be patient in tribulation; that is, enduring hardship with hope. This means you’re able to face any opposition and remain unflustered, knowing the Lord is with you.

Proverbs 24:10 admonishes us against giving up or giving in, in the day of adversity; rather, we’re to maintain our victory. Maybe you’re at the beginning stage of developing your faith, and things may be looking tough and very challenging, have confidence in the Word. Be patient and give the Word time to work in your life and in your circumstances. Endure. That situation is for your testimony!

There’re people who don’t know how to stick with what they believe. For example, once they’re criticized for their faith, they tend to be discouraged; that’s wrong! Endure such criticisms, for they’re designed for your promotion. Don’t renounce the Faith just because a colleague at work made derogatory remarks about you or Christianity. Rather, be proud of your identity and association with Christ. Keep winning souls.

It won’t be long before those who may be criticizing you acknowledge the glory and power of God on your life. Therefore, endure with hope the tests or trials you may be experiencing right now. The Lord Jesus said in Luke 21:19, *_“In your patience possess ye your souls.”_* Endure challenges with hope, knowing that you’ll never be disadvantaged or defeated. Be hopeful and confident of a better and brighter day ahead! Create that picture in your mind—the picture of victory and triumph, and hold on to it.

Proverbs 24:10, If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Galatians 5:22 NLT, But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Hebrews 10:35-36, Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. [36] For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV)

A season is the period of the year normally characterized by a particular kind of weather, activity or phenomenon. Time is the thing that is measured as seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, etc. As a child of God, you don’t need to be ignorant of the season and time of your life. Everything in your life is tied to season and time. You are born in time and you go through stages of development: baby, juvenile, teenage, adulthood and old age.

There are seasons and times in your life that you train yourself through education or apprenticeship to get a job. When you are working you are expected to save, invest, and prepare for your future and retirement. There are times of persecution, blessings, and victories. In all these, God expects us to prepare for the events of the times and seasons so that we can enjoy Him and not complain. May you have a discerning heart to know the seasons and times of your life so that you can enjoy the relationship you have with God. Hallelujah! Be An Overcomer!

God will honor you when you focus on His promises. We tend to be distracted and focus on our problems rather than God. In relationships, you forget what the Word of God says. It says, speak to the mountain."(Mark 11:23). Many would rather speak to their spouses in harsh tones. You need wisdom. Ask God for wisdom if you don't have it. There are five things you obtain from wisdom:
# Long life; Don't say you are old. Your spirit never gets old. You are a spirit.

#You will be rich: No one has ever been as rich as King Solomon. By today's standards, he would be worth trillions of dollars. It is important to have wisdom. You must meditate on the Word of God and have faith in Him. Don't let yourself become distracted by your problems. God made you to be successful. You are a new creature born of the Spirit. See with your spiritual eyes. If you see it and speak it, it will come to pass. Your heart has spiritual eyes and spiritual ears. You must use them. If you think you will be in trouble, you will have trouble. Be positive. Don't argue with God and have a positive mindset. You limit God when you are negative. Be encouraging in your relationships with your spouse, children, co-workers and others.  Speak life you have the power.

#Honor God: Take Him at His Word; He owns everything. Jesus suffered for you to liberate you. So you should give Him thanks, praise and worship.
#Pleasure: When you have God's wisdom, you will have pleasure. In the natural realm, Sara and Abraham would never have pleasure again because of their ages. Just trust God and live in the Spirit. Every word in the Bible was breathed by God. So trust Him and His Word.
#Power: There is power in your tongue when you speak the wisdom of God. Isaiah 26:3; "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." You are guaranteed peace when you stay focused on God. You can only have peace when you look to Jesus. According to the Word of God, peace only comes from God. When you are in Christ, you will experience many breakthroughs. Matthew 21:21; "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done."
If you trust in God, and have faith in Him, whatever you say, shall be granted unto you. Just believe, have faith, and speak and think positively because the tongue has the power to build up or destroy. (Proverbs 18:21).
Job 22:28; "Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways."Whatever you declare or decree,  it shall be. In Zechariah 4:6-7, we see that God gives you a shout of grace to speak to the situation. You have the power. (Matthew 10:1,8).
    

References


1 Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional by Pastor Chris
2.The Benefits Of Godly Wisdom by Pastor John Lukyamuzi of  CFMFAN

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