WISDOM: Claiming God’s Promises
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. – James 1:5
Wisdom. When I think about the word “wisdom” I think about the Old Testament prophet Elisha. Right before his mentor and teacher, Elijah, was translated to heaven he asked what he could give to Elisha. Of all the things that Elisha could have requested, he asked for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit.
The spirit of a person can easily be seen as wisdom. It is what defines a person’s ideas and ideals. The spirit of a person shows what has been learned and what that person desires to pass on to others.
In James 1:5, we are reminded that at any moment, at any time, if we need more wisdom and understanding, all we need to do is ask. According to the scriptures there is no limitation to the amount of wisdom we request.
In this day and age, let’s all take that verse to heart and ask for wisdom to teach, train and mentor the precious children God has entrusted into our care.
Mark Weatherford, EdD Administrator