August 4, Sunday

Today’s blog, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 2, 2013.

 

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“In Search of Wisdom” (2)

Proverbs 2:12, 16 

“Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse . . . It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,”

Amid so many alluring temptations that besiege us, we need wisdom to save us from the foolishness of this world.  While there are many temptations that look very ominous—which, therefore, are easier to turn away from—some look very benign, even good (e.g., social media, worldly definition of success, etc.)!  The apostle Paul declares that “even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14). Consequently, we can so easily be led astray by lies of the enemy and not even know it. 

What will help us?  It is the wisdom from above that will guide us through all the foolish and destructive temptations.   We need the wisdom from God to navigate through this sex- crazed and success-driven world. Call out for wisdom. James says, “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).  So, cry out for it with confidence. Seek Jesus!!!

Prayer: Jesus save me from the seductive words of this world by filling me with Biblical wisdom.  In Jesus’ name, amen. 

Bible Reading for Today:  2 Kings 19

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