November 19, 2023 – 11/19/2023
11 – Heroes Rising
19 – Faith

Matthew 11:19 (NKJV) – “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.”
Jesus, God made flesh, came to dwell among us. Through His suffering and sacrifice, He provided salvation for us. He is a mighty warrior, wonderful, and marvelous! The image of God, perfect in all His ways. Yet men found fault in Him. Because they had no wisdom, they could not rightly discern Who He was.
Declaration: I will pursue wisdom and understanding. Because I am a lover of God, I have access to His hidden storehouse of wisdom. He will empower me to make righteous decisions that glorify Him and guard my life from harm. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Did you know that getting wisdom is the wisest thing we can do? Wisdom cries aloud in the streets, she lifts her voice up in the square and marketplace. Wisdom is not out of reach, but available in our day-to-day lives. We’ve seen the effects of the lack of wisdom; A large part of our generation, and those in Jesus’ day, had unrighteous judgment. 

The book of Proverbs tells us that those who love and prize wisdom will be guarded by it and made prosperous. The Lord promises that those who love Him will be qualified for hidden wisdom (Proverbs 2:7-8); Is it not the glory of God to conceal a matter and the honor of kings to seek it out?

Ecclesiastes 7:11-12 (NKJV) – Wisdom is good with an inheritance, and profitable to those who see the sun. For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, but the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.
Wisdom gives life, and it preserves life. It is as much a protection against calamity as material wealth can be. 

Proverbs 10:8 (NKJV) – The wise in heart will receive commands, but a prating fool will fall..
Wisdom qualifies you to receive the commands of the Lord and see them through. 

Proverbs 3:13 (NKJV) – Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.
Wisdom brings happiness. 

Proverbs 24:14 (NKJV) — So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, and your hope will not be cut off.
Wisdom causes defiant hope. 

Ecclesiastes 10:22 (NKJV) – The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool shall swallow him up.
Wisdom causes your words to be gracious and full of life. 

James 1:5 (NKJV) – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Wisdom is a gift from God and can be increased. 

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. – Proverbs 4:7 NKJV
He is no fool that follows after wisdom with passionate pursuit. Do you want a transformed life in God? Ask Him for wisdom! 

Proverbs 1:7 NKJV
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.