The scripture for today, May 12 (5/12), is 1st Kings 5:12 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

“The Lord gave Solomon wisdom, just as he had promised him.”

God makes a promise of wisdom to Christians today.  James 1:5 says, “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.”

Amazing!  God doesn’t sit around and tell certain people, “You really messed up.  Your life is full of turmoil. Now you come to me expecting me to fix it for you.”  No, God does not throw our faults in our face.  It’s no use dwelling in the past; that is history.  He is ready and willing to provide guidance for the present and future, the now and later.

How do we know God’s wisdom?  We surely do not have to guess.  He has everything he wants us to know in his word, the Bible ~ examples of people who did and did not mess up their lives, and words of advice.  All we have to do is open it, and ask God to help us understand it and apply it.  

God promised.  And he keeps his promises.


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