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June 8, 2016



James 1:5


If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.



What James just explained is divine “wisdom”: God’s view of life. However, the world, which does not have or accept this revealed wisdom, generally fails to appreciate the value of enduring trials. The Christian is apt to take the world’s attitude toward his or her trials, rather than God’s, and try to escape them at any cost. An evidence of this is that the divorce rate among Christians is about the same as the divorce rate among non- Christians, at least in the United States. Most people “count it all joy” when they escape trials, and they “count it all grief” when they have to endure them.

If we do not understand God’s view of life, James urged that we “keep on asking” God to enable us to understand it. Every Christian lacks this wisdom to some extent. Wisdom is seeing life realistically from God’s perspective. The Christian needing more wisdom, who repeatedly asks God to open his or her eyes and heart, can count on God repeatedly granting his or her request. He will give this wisdom freely and graciously, and as often as we need it


Memory Verse: Proverbs 27:1

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