God is the Source of all Wisdom - Thursday's Dose - November 7th 2013

Thursday's Dose - November 7th  2013

God is the Source of all Wisdom

Today's Scripture

“When I applied my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that is done on earth…then I saw all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. For though a man labors to discover it, yet he will not find it; moreover, though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not be able to find it.” - Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 NKJV.

Thoughts for Today

In 1966, as his administration faced mounting problems, President Lyndon Johnson called together a group of men who were recognized for their knowledge and experience. This group became known as “the Wise Men.” These men often agreed, and recommended strategies that were effective. However, at other times they disagreed or gave ineffective advice.

In their book about these men, Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas wrote that “history will bestow a mixed judgment on what they bequeathed.” While at times they demonstrated wisdom, in retrospect it seems clear that as individuals and as a group, they also could be guilty of folly.

This mirrors the stories of wise men and women throughout history. Even the most brilliant people have flaws. Even those who make memorable contributions are fallible human beings.

The Bible encourages us to remember the limits of human wisdom. We can work to discover knowledge and information, but Ecclesiastes says this pursuit is like chasing the wind. No scholar or scientist can know enough. No historian can read enough books. No psychologist or sociologist can grasp all that needs to be known.

Today, remember that God is the source of all wisdom. He is the Creator, and He already has declared “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10).

If you want wisdom, seek Him with your whole heart. Study His Word. Spend time with Him in prayer. Do not place your hope in worldly wisdom. Cry out to God, and ask Him to give you His wisdom.

Prayer : "Our Loving Heavenly Father, I know that You are the source of all wisdom. Please open my eyes and my heart to Your truth. I want to be filled with Your wisdom. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.