Devotion for Saturday, July 9, 2022
“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom” (James 3:13).
Wisdom, knowledge and understanding are different things. There are elements of each in the others, but they are different. If the Lord has given you wisdom, then use that wisdom for His sake and share your wisdom with others. Be guided by the principle that He is at work in You and in others too. We are placed together for His sake and in His purpose, He will grow in us the likeness of Christ.
Lord, there are things You have given to me which others would call wisdom. Let me not keep these things stored away, but offer them as a gift to any who would receive them. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I might grow each day in knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Let these things come out in and through the things that I do. Help me to know that in You alone is all grace, mercy, and hope.
My Lord and Savior, You have those things which You will go to work on in me this day. Lead me according to Your goodness to look to You for all understanding. Help me to listen as Your Spirit gives me wisdom. Most of all, help me to walk the walk of one who believes and lives out the life of faith You have given me in such a way that others see that I believe. In You alone is there all hope and the only future worth living. Grant me the wisdom to act on this truth in word and deed. Amen.