Bible Study & Devotional Day 40
🔴 The Work of Wisdom
I was in labor with our firstborn son, and I looked over to see my husband exhausted, sleeping, and slightly snoring as the waves of pain wrenched my body. I was infuriated! How dare he rest while I was experiencing the most excruciating pain of my life? Did I forgive him? Of course! After delivering a healthy boy, my anger subsided, and I was filled with joy and curiosity. As I lay in the hospital bed exhausted and elated that we were parents, I marveled at the wonderous event God allowed me to experience.
However, my role as a woman did not change; it evolved. Christ-followers are to provide care for one another. We become parents as we age and learn new information.(2 Timothy 3:16) We are teachers dutifully guiding others towards the righteousness of God and away from the wickedness of evildoers.
Watch and Pray
When Jesus asked His disciples to support Him as He sought God the Father alone, He knew their human limitations. We are weak if we do not implore the Holy Spirit to help us be about our Father’s business. That includes prayer and spending time going after His presence intervening for others. Matthew 26:40-41 Jesus shamed His disciples by asking why they could not watch for one hour? How good are we at interceding when we aren’t the ones directly involved?
Seek Wisdom & Strength
The benefits of seeking God’s wisdom as instructed in Proverbs 8 is profitable. We become insightful, carefully considering our options.
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
The love of wisdom will love us. We should consider God’s eternal wealth carefully as we live for Him. God instructed the priests (Exodus 27:21, Exodus 30:7-8) to keep the lamps filled with oil and the incense burning. Morning and evening, Aaron would tend to these duties. I believe it is essential for us to keep coming back to God and seeking His wisdom, grace, and mercy. As we do, we will gain a more profound understanding and teach others to abide in our Lord.
This devotional was submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Exodus 29:1-30:10, Matthew 26:14-46, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 8:14-26