One of the easiest things to forget is that God is God. It is in His nature to be God. He does it without trying.
We forget because we're not God. Out of habit, training, or perspective, we see God as massive enhancements to us. And so begins, regardless of slope, a pattern that we spend the rest of our days either reckoning or hastening. In addition, the only knowledge of God we have is what He gave us. This means that we necessarily have an incomplete view of God. That's okay - we can't handle all of God; but, we can handle what He has shown comprises Himself.
Today's five-minute moment focuses on this fact - wisdom is acting like God would in your situation. Or, as God would have us act in our situation. And without God's guidance, this is impossible. So he leaves us clues.
As I mentioned in my last post, I challenged you to identify the wisest person you know. I asked you to do this to help you recognize by what standard you evaluate wisdom. Why did you pick that person? Are they rich? Are they happy? Knowing by what standard you evaluate wisdom will help you recognize whether your own standard is reliable and how far your standard is from God's guidance.
Let's test how well you chose your person:
1. Does the person fear the Lord?
2. Is the person humble?
3. Are the fruit of the spirit ever present with the person?
As service is the manner in which Christ revealed and modeled his walk, may I thus suggest today's challenge:
Pray that God would reveal in what way you might be of service to your selected wise person.