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It's about wisdom (with podcast episode #9)



This blog post is a "transcript" of the latest podcast. Click to listen to podcast or/and read blog post.

If you had a chance to ask God for anything and you knew it would be granted, what would it be? Do you know there's a man who did just that and God gave him even more than he asked for? Oh yes, his name is Solomon and in 1 Kings 3, he asked God for wisdom and he got much more. In 1 Kings 3, Solomon had a dream and in that dream God asked him what He could do for him for being so obedient to God. Solomon asked for wisdom and it was granted. In fact, because Solomon didn't ask for wealth or vengeance on his enemies, God gave him wealth, honor, and leadership like no other. So just know that if God did that for Solomon He can do it for you too.

Do you know what I like about the book of Proverbs? It's primarily a book about wisdom that we can all benefit from. As the chief writer of Proverbs, King Solomon writes much about wisdom. And although he went on to make lots of mistakes and bad decisions, he was granted what he asked for. I can identify with Solomon, because there were some times in my life when I didn't make smart decisions. Haven't we all been there? But what reading that story has reminded me of, is that anybody can take biblical knowledge and turn it into amazing things. You can take what God has placed in you when you read about the lives of other imperfect people and turn those stories into lessons for your life. That's what wisdom does. It turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. What I'm saying is that when we use wisdom, which is applying knowledge to life's decisions, we are in the application stage of decision-making and that makes for less mistakes, better decisions, and a better life. It's true and each one of us can get wisdom when we ask for it. We can lead a life of abundance in many of the areas we want abundance in and we have to do is ask God for it. 

I leave you with some additional verses about wisdom that we can all learn from are: 
  • Proverbs 4:5 - Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
  • Proverbs 4:7 - The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
  • Proverbs 16:16 - How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Like the imperfect Solomon, we too can get what we ask for and wisdom is one of them. Remember, when you can ask God, you will receive what He has for you. 
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