A weekly devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
If you are anything like me, you can identity with the words of the New Testament writer James when he says, “If any of you lacks wisdom…” Immediately he has our attention, for we can relate to having made poor decisions and to the pressing need for discernment in the area of decision making, relationships, and difficult circumstances. James, the brother of Jesus, reminds believers that true wisdom has its ultimate source in God. This is why he commands us to “…ask God who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” When we come to God, through Christ, He will never cast us out or revile us but will respond generously or with singleness of heart (unconditionally, no strings attached).
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to approach the throne room of grace with confidence, knowing that God exists and that He is faithful to all of His promises. The need for wisdom, in a multiple choice world, is the perfect opportunity for God to remind us that He knows what is best for His children and that He will direct our path. All He demands from us is that we ask in faith and learn to wait upon Him.