Proverbs 29:18 – The Voice
Where there is no vision from God, the people run wild,
but those who adhere to God’s instruction know genuine happiness.
There are at least three kinds of vision. The first is seeing with your eyes – sight. It’s a gift from God. The second is having a sense of what will come to pass, and the ability to make it happen. Entrepreneurs are blessed with this type of vision. It’s also a gift from God.
And then there is God’s vision. God knows everything, past, present and future. He knows how everything works together. We can only see a limited view. While we can’t have God’s vision, we can ask for God’s wisdom and begin to cultivate the vision necessary to properly conduct all our affairs in the way God planned.
Wisdom is a gift from God. We can ask for wisdom. Read about Solomon asking for wisdom.
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.
God wants to give us this wisdom. Wisdom comes with accepting that we need it.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
In the beginning of Paul’s letter to the letter to the Ephesians, in the middle of Paul’s prayer, he asks for wisdom for the Ephesians.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
And the Proverbs continue to tell us how valuable this wisdom is.
“How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”
Isn’t it wonderful that wisdom is ours just for the asking?
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Still, we do have to cultivate wisdom. Yield to God’s wisdom. Know the difference between God’s wisdom and yours. Use the Bible to determine what is wise. If it’s not from God, get away from it.Test wisdom against Scripture:
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Let all your affairs be filtered through Scripture, through God’s vision – His perfect plan for your life. Remember that God’s plan for you is different from your brother or sister. Pray for a discerning heart. Ask God to see things from God’s point of view. Cultivate a heavenly perspective so that the vision you have for your life matches God’s vision.
Blessings on your day.
Scripture is from Bible Gateway.com
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