Tag Archive | wisdom

Spiritual Gifts                   

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Verse of the Day:  1 Peter 4:10

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

 

God gives each of us talents, abilities and gifts that He expects us to use to serve others.  Gifts of wisdom, faith, discernment, teaching, administration, service, mercy, hospitality and encouragement have been given to us for His purpose, not ours. If we want to please God we must faithfully use our gifts to bless others and to build His kingdom.

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Teaching by Example

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 34:11

Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

 

The best gift we can give our children is to teach them to obey and follow the Lord which leads to wisdom, prosperity and a happy life. Teaching children to fear the Lord doesn’t mean they should be afraid of Him, it means they should respect Him and put Him first in their lives. Fear of the Lord requires awe, reverence, adoration, honor, worship, faith, trust, thankfulness and love.  We teach these to our children not just by word but by example. Share Jesus, the greatest gift of all, with your children.

Overlook Offenses    

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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:11

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

 

Wise people are patient when others offend them, purposely or not. Don’t be so easily offended, instead show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God forgives your offenses.  Hurt people, hurt people, wise people overlook offenses.

Meant to Produce Fruit

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Verse of the Day:  John 15:16

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

 

God chose you to be a part of the body of Christ. He appointed you to go out and bear fruit, to share the Gospel of Christ. He has given you encouragement to continue your mission knowing that whatever you need be it faith, grace, wisdom or something else if you ask the Father, He will give it to you.

Make Wise Decisions

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Verse of the Day:  James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

 

When you have a decision to make that you are uncertain about, take it to the Lord in prayer.  God is wise and all knowing, the giver of all good things.  Bring your concerns to Him with sincerity and ask for guidance and wisdom to make the right decision.

A Wise Woman

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

 

A wise woman builds her house established on God’s Word and with God as the foundation.  She cares for her family, she encourages them and she leads by example by being an honorable woman of God.

Grow in Wisdom

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 1:5

The wise hear them and grow in wisdom; those with understanding gain guidance.

 

Solomon asked God to give him wisdom and understanding and it pleased the Lord, so he gave him wisdom and understanding beyond measure. The Book of Proverbs was written to guide the people in how they should live their lives.  Some may say the Book of Proverbs doesn’t apply to today’s times, but it is as relevant now as it was then because God’s word is the same yesterday, today and forever.   Learning is a life-long journey, even the wise can gain wisdom.