Wednesday, January 14

Pray for Wisdom

Someone dear to me said, "Wisdom, pray for wisdom."
I started searching, and this is what I found:
Isaiah 11
A Green Shoot from Jesse's Stump
A green Shoot will sprout from Jesse's stump,
from his roots a budding Branch.
The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him,
the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit that gives direction and builds strength,
the Spirit that instills knowledge and Fear-of-God.
Fear-of-God
will be all his joy and delight.
He won't judge by appearances,
won't decide on the basis of hearsay.
He'll judge the needy by what is right,
render decisions on earth's poor with justice.
His words will bring everyone to awed attention.
A mere breath from his lips will topple the wicked.
Each morning he'll pull on sturdy work clothes and boots,
and build righteousness and faithfulness in the land.

In this passage Isaiah is speaking of Jesus, the Messiah. The same Spirit that gave Jesus wisdom, now resides in those who accept the amazing gift of grace. How amazing!