March 18, 2020 James 1:5-8
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5–8, ESV.
Who does not need wisdom in these strange days? A threatening disease that attacks in silence; an upending of our daily routine; concerns for our financial future; maintaining a walk with Christ without the regular gathering of the saints; whole families at home all day and every day—we need wisdom.
Christian, God has promised you wisdom—if you will but ask. God stands by, full of generosity toward His children and without a hint of rebuke toward the one who is coming for wisdom for the umpteenth time this week! God, with a divine smile toward you, desires to grant you wisdom.
How do you approach the throne of this generous King for wisdom? You do it with faith. You trust the promise of James 1:5-8. You trust that God can be good to you because His Son died for you and the Father now sees you as He sees His Son. You trust that God is the Almighty who can do all things and that God is good to His children.
As you come to the throne and ask God for wisdom this day, please lift up the leaders of your church and ask that God would grant them this wisdom, as well. Pray especially for those who are meeting this evening to reconsider the plan for dealing with this virus pandemic as Thompsontown Baptist Church. And be assured of this—we will be praying for you, too.
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