In Touch Devotional 6 July 2022 MESSAGE
The world claims to know the path to a successful and rewarding life: ambition, education, wealth, public recognition, power, and influence. But human wisdom is foolishness in God’s eyes (1 Corinthians 3:19). While it may feel risky to set aside our own reasoning, the benefits of walking in God’s wisdom are great.
Divine wisdom could be defined as seeing life from the Lord’s perspective and responding accordingly in reliance on His strength. Then we are able to stand firm in our faith and choose His way. If we are to graciously submit to the hardships God allows, it is essential that we have His viewpoint (James 1:2-4).
Wisdom is especially needed in our relationships. If we act out of bitter jealousy and selfish ambition, then we are operating with worldly wisdom, and the results will be disorder, animosity, and conflicts.
In contrast, God’s wisdom is pure, peace-loving, gentle, reasonable, merciful, and genuine (James 3:14-17). When our responses reflect these qualities, we’ll reap righteousness along with peace in our relationships.
What do your interactions with others reveal about your source of wisdom? Are you growing more Christlike or following worldly ways?
Bible in One Year: Psalms 139-144
Thought of The Day: Choosing God’s wisdom brings His peace to challenging circumstances and relationships.
In Touch Devotional 6 July 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God. In Touch Devotional 6 July 2022