At times we feel we are in charge and with that we try to do things with our little wisdom. Without God our wisdom is a failure no matter how sweet the words are, that people say about you. The children of Israel fell victim of such with the Gibeonites (Joshua 9 : 1 – 9). They came to the children of Israel and lied to them that they are servants of Joshua and that they came from a very far country, to the extent of putting an old sacks on their donkeys, old wineskin torn and mended, old garments on themselves, old and patched sandals on their feet and all the bread of their provision was dry and moldy – why? In order to justify their lies.
No matter how one try to deceive his fellow brother or sister, God that sees the heart of each and everyone will always bring the secret to exposure whether early or late. They succeeded in deceiving the children of Israel for a moment but when the time of exposure came, the Israelite now know that the same people who claimed that they were from a very far country lives close to them despite the fact that it was because of the fear they have that made them to submit themselves to the children of Israel because the Almighty God was with them, the children of Israel made a mistake for not consulting God’s wisdom about whom they really are.
Anytime we refuse to seek God’s wisdom, we are opening the doors for problem(s). I feel it is always the best if we seek God’s wisdom before we take any decision so that we cannot fall into temptation. When our relationship with God is very close, we will never forget to ask Him for wisdom before taking any decision. Thelma Wells said, ”when we take charge of a situation without consulting the wisdom of God, we always make a mess of it”.
Father, I appreciate the wisdom You have given to us. Help us to know that our wisdom worth nothing without Your grace and mercy. Help us to recognize You as the sole provider of divine wisdom that can lead us in every area of our lives in Jesus name .