UCB Word Today 14 July 2022 Thursday Daily Devotional Message (United Christian Broadcasters)
Read UCB Word Today 14 July 2022 Devotional for Thursday
TOPIC: Making Wise Decisions
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: ‘Whoso harkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell…without fear or dread.’ – Proverbs 1:33 AMPC
UCB Word Today 14 July 2022 | MESSAGE
Think about the major decisions we make over our lifetime: choosing a mate, deciding where to live, and what career to pursue. Looking back, can you say you have consistently made the wisest choices?
As Jennifer Winquist writes, ‘We make choices based on what feels best, what’s easiest…fastest…makes our kids happy…shuts up the boss…stops our problem for the moment…We buy wants instead of saving for necessities. We marry Mr Right-Now instead of waiting for Mr Right. We get a job instead of an education.
We eat a bag of [crisps] instead of a bag of carrots…We don’t plan to fail, but unless we plan to win by making wise choices, we can end up getting the short end of the stick…Wise choices aren’t usually quick fixes, selfish, or short-term; they involve planning, hard work, sacrifice, and resilience. But the rewards are huge.’
James says, ’If any of you lack wisdom…ask…God…and it shall be given’ (James 1:5 KJV). The world spends billions of pounds seeking wisdom, but as God’s children, we have the wisdom of the Creator of the universe at our disposal. Furthermore, when you develop the patience and maturity to make the wise choice instead of the easy one, you never have to live in ‘fear or dread’ of the outcome.
John Mason says growing in wisdom means fearing God, pleasing Him, hearing from Him, looking to Him, choosing His way, staying humble before Him, taking His advice, receiving His correction, maintaining a prayer connection with Him, and knowing His Son personally (see Psalm 111:10; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Proverbs 2:6; 3:13; 8:10-11; 11:2; 13:10; 29:15; Ephesians 1:16-17; 1 Corinthians 1:30). So…how are you doing with that so far?
UCB Word Today 14 July 2022 Thursday Daily Devotional. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way. UCB Word Today 14 July 2022