How To Make Right Decisions! (continued)

How To Make Right Decisions! (continued)

James 1:5-11

We looked at the problem, now let’s look at the prescription.

The prescription: – Ask God For Help!

If you lack wisdom, you should ask God. Wisdom is different from knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge put into practice. Wisdom is seeing life from God’s point of view. Wisdom is making decisions the way God would make decisions. Wisdom means practical application of knowledge.

The world is impressed with knowledge. God is impressed with wisdom. In Prov. 11:2, “When the pride comes, then comes disgrace: but with humility comes wisdom”. Pride blocks wisdom. You can’t learn anything if you think you know it all. One of the reasons why we never learn wisdom is we think we have it altogether. Admission of the lack of wisdom is the beginning of wisdom.

Also, the reason we don’t have wisdom is we don’t ask. James 4:2 says, “You have not because you ask not”. When you ask, expect an answer in faith. You anticipate an answer. When you pray, if any of you lack wisdom, he should ask of God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt. If you want wisdom, first you’ve got to ask the right person. Then you’ve got to ask the right way, in faith, believing, not doubting.

To be continued