Sunday, June 26, 2016
|“The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom...”|
(Psalm 111:10, AMP)
|The Beginning of Wisdom|
People say knowledge is power, but true power comes from God and doing things His way. That’s wisdom. Today’s verse tells us that the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The word fear in this instance doesn’t mean “to be afraid;” it means to honor and respect. It means that we honor Him because He is God. When you truly respect Him for who He is and worship Him out of a grateful heart, His supernatural wisdom will operate in your life. You’ll know just what to do in difficult situations, and you’ll be a voice of godly counsel among your friends and family. Worship Him alone and always put Him first because that is the beginning of wisdom!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, I choose today to honor and worship You. I choose to put You first in my life. Thank You for filling me with Your wisdom. Help me make wise choices and honor You in all that I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|
the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it
was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend.”|
(James 2:23, NIV)
|Friend of God|
The all-knowing, all-powerful Creator of the universe wants to be your friend today! He wants to walk with you, talk with you and simply share life with you. That’s why He created you—first and foremost, for His fellowship. It’s as simple as opening your heart of faith to Him just like Abraham did.
The Bible says that God is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. That means He is always faithful and true. People may let you down, but God will never let you down. He will never leave you. He will never forsake you. He is with you always. He is mindful of you; He is always thinking of you.
What an honor and privilege it is to be called God’s friend! Let that sink down into your heart today. The next time the enemy tries to tell you that you are alone in this world, or no one understands what you are going through, just say out loud, “I am a friend of God!”
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You for being my friend today. Thank You for loving me and being faithful to me. Help me understand Your friendship so that I can be a better friend to those around men in Jesus’ name. Amen.”|