To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. Job 12:13
Seeking wisdom, power, counsel and understanding are some things that people have sought ever since mankind has been on this earth. Some have written volumes of books on giving wisdom and counsel. People will automatically think of certain people when it comes to wisdom and counsel. Quotes are often heard from a few famous authors as being very wise.
Power is also sought by many. Leaders have risen and fallen who have sought great power. Some seek it in ways to control others, while a few seek to just help others. There have been many who have used the power gained in very bad ways, while others have used it in positive ways.
Job points out that all these things belong to God. Without God, there is no wisdom, power, counsel or understanding.
The best wisdom ever stated can always be traced back to God words. People will often say some great things, but if it is truly great, it can also be found in the bible. If it does not show up in the bible, often there is a fault with it, it will fall short of good wisdom.
Without God, no one has the power to do anything, not even breath. God is the one who created and sustains everything that there is.
God gives counsel as to what is the best thing to do or how to react to a situation. The world gives ideas, but, again, often falls short of good counsel. The counsel of this world is selfish and short-term, whereas God’s is eternal and full of love for all, not just self.
Men try to understand why things happen, but only God fully knows the truth. Things happen that people just cannot fully understand because it is outside of the way they can think. God is above the understanding of man.
There will be times you will be seeking wisdom, power, counsel and understanding. Instead of running to the world and seeking faulty direction, run to God. Seek God first in everything and all these things will be given to you in its proper time.
God is there to direct all of your steps in the perfect way. Since He created you and everything in this universe, He knows what is best for you. Trust Him in everything that you need, it is His anyways.
I pray today that God will give you His wisdom; that God will give you His power, that God will give you His counsel; that God will give you His understanding; and that you will trust God in every area of your life.