December 15, 2023 – 12/15/2023
12 – Perfect Government
15 – Rest & Overcoming Death

Proverbs 12:15 (NKJV) – The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.

There are times when what we see or the lens that we look through seems perfectly fine. Thank God for Kingdom people that we can trust to come alongside us and speak to us with wisdom and truth. Thank God for His Holy Spirit that leads us into all truth and teaches us all things. We don’t always get it right, but once we know the truth, will we heed the voice of wise counsel, or carry on in what looked right to us?

Declaration: I will walk by faith and not by sight. I will trust in the Lord, my God, and not lean on my own understanding. Because I listen to wisdom, wisdom will watch over me, and understanding will protect me from making poor choices. I will be rescued from evil in disguise, because wisdom will win my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Perpetual increase is a Kingdom principle. We go from strength to strength, from faith to faith, and from glory to glory. While some things have their cut off dates—prophecy, tongues, knowledge—others have no limit—love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control! (1 Corinthians 13 & Galatians 5:22-23) 

Then there are others that not only increase, but they last forever. But now these three things abide: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13 (BSB) And then there is Wisdom, which is eternal.

In the beginning I was there, for God possessed me even before he created the universe. From eternity past I was set in place, before the world began. I was anointed from the beginning. – Proverbs 8:22-23 (TPT) While there are others that belong on that eternal list with wisdom, like love, our focus is on wisdom. During His time here on earth, King Jesus increased in wisdom and stature. In all our getting, we’re told to get wisdom and understanding.

When the Father tells us that His ways are high above our ways and His thoughts are high above our thoughts, what makes up that gap is wisdom! Thanks be to God that He freely offers it to us! James encourages us to ask Him for wisdom because He will give it to us generously. The second chapter of Proverbs tells us to cry out for comprehension and intercede for insight. Friends, we are responsible to have a godly lens and worldview.

The Lord has given those things to us to steward righteously. Cry out to Him for wisdom! Do not be foolish and be a prime target for deception. The Lord is willing and able!