In today’s passage, James is describing the miraculous gift of wisdom that is given generously to all who ask in faith. He is describing not only knowledge, but the ability to make wise decisions in difficult circumstances. Whenever we need wisdom, we can pray to God and He will generously supply what we need. Christians do not have to grope around in the dark hoping to stumble upon the answers. We can ask for God’s wisdom to guide our choices.
1. In what ways have you experienced the provision of God’s wisdom in your life?
2. Do you believe wisdom is a learned trait? Why or why not?
Challenge: Think about the times in your life when you made a decision depending on your own understanding. How did that work out? Now compare that to the times in which you offered up these things to God in prayer. Did you notice a difference?
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