Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 09-29-23

Intro: Wisdom is essential for our lives because we live in a sinful world that provides a wide open door for ungodly living. However, we are blessed with godly Provision, because Jesus has been made wisdom for us by our heavenly Father (1 Cor 1:30). Connecting to Christ is God’s plan for rescuing those who seek to live in a way that pleases the Father. We simply need to listen to the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes we may forget we are all—every created being and thing—part of God’s story. Satan consistently plants doubts and unbelief in human minds to generate the idea we somehow have the power to rewrite what God has decreed, but all of these thoughts are lies. We can either get into agreement with God or not, but history is His-story. This does not mean we always understand the chain of events that manifest in our lives. It is simply that God’s will is sovereign [supreme and absolute], He is Love, and His-story will prevail. God has the final say in all things. Oh, how I pray for us to learn from His-story. I also pray for the wisdom to accept the things I cannot change.

In our passage today, we are reminded about the hidden lessons (symbolic) God writes in order to impart wisdom to us about who He is and what we can expect from his nature and rule. Wisdom is not about some mystical theology. Wisdom is about trusting the Truth of “In the beginning God created…” and living in a way that pleases our Creator. If we truly believe God desires to deliver believers from evil, as well as continue to reveal Himself each day in life around us, we will soar in wisdom by having the same attitude as Christ. 
Psalm 78:1-4 NLT A psalm of Asaph.

O my people, listen to my instructions.
    Open your ears to what I am saying,

    for I will speak to you in a parable.
I will teach you hidden lessons from our past—

    stories we have heard and known,
    stories our ancestors handed down to us.

We will not hide these truths from our children;
    we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
    about his power and his mighty wonders.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for writing your instructions on the heart of every believer. Continue to open our eyes and ears to the spiritual significance of each day and the importance of every choice we make to follow you. Give us opportunities to teach our children and grandchildren more about your instructions, as well as model and share your loving nature with them and others around us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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