Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.
The Lord says: Don’t brag about your wisdom or strength or wealth. If you feel you must brag, then have enough sense to brag about worshiping me, the Lord. What I like best is showing kindness, justice, and mercy to everyone on earth. (CEV)
What do you think of when you hear the word “wise?” Maybe you think of a grandparent, a teacher, or even an owl. It may seem that wise people have all the answers. But did you know that the wisest people are the ones that come to God with questions? Wisdom is not about relying on your own smarts or experience. It’s about asking God for his guidance!
There was a young man named Solomon who became king. It was a big job for someone so young and inexperienced! God appeared to Solomon in a dream and told him to ask for anything he wanted. Solomon admitted he didn’t know much about being a leader. He asked God to make him wise and teach him the difference between right and wrong. Solomon wasn’t asking to become powerful, strong, or rich. He knew he needed wisdom to rule God’s people and make a positive impact in the world.
We can come to God for his wisdom to tell right from wrong. Like Solomon, we don’t need to pretend we have all the answers. Instead, we can come to God with our questions, and he will open our eyes!