Ask God for Wisdom – June 25, 2019

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5

Ask God for Wisdom

Daily Devotion – June 25, 2019

Devotion based on James 1:5

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Ginny was glad she had signed up for the Bible Information Class at the Lutheran church near her home. She hadn’t really been to church since she was a kid, though, and there was a definite learning curve. But the class had given her much to think about.

During a break, the lady across the table (“Nancy” was written on her name tag) asked, “Are you enjoying the class so far?”

“Very much,” Ginny nodded. “But there’s so much to take in. And I’m afraid of asking a stupid question.”

Nancy laughed. “Oh, Pastor always says there’s no such thing as a stupid question. We’re all here to learn. In fact, this is the third time I’m taking the class. Each time it seems there’s something new I get out of it. Especially when others ask good questions. Sometimes they even stump the pastor!”

“Well, that must be embarrassing for him!” Ginny said with a giggle.

“Not at all! Pastor says that to be a Christian means that we are disciples of Jesus—lifelong learners. So when he’s stumped, Pastor just says, ‘Let’s ask God together!’ And then he grabs his Bible. After all, even Jesus had to study the Old Testament Scriptures as a boy.”

Ginny raised her eyebrows at that. “But I thought Jesus was the Son of God? Why would he have to go to Sunday School?”

“Good question,” Nancy said with a smile. “From what I understand, Jesus made himself like us so that he could do everything perfectly for us. Even the learning part. And especially the dying part! So now through faith in Jesus, we are credited with his perfect life. That’s how God can accept us as his holy children even though we have sinned. And like any good father, God loves it when his children ask him for help.”

The students began to take their seats again and the pastor asked, “Before we move on, did anyone have any questions?”

Ginny’s hand shot high in the air.

Dear God, there is still so much I don’t understand about you and your Word—and how to apply it to my life. Send your Holy Spirit to give me your wisdom. Amen.

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