March 3, 2023 Memory Verse
Job 39:26-27 Whose Wisdom Commands?
Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and spread its wings toward the south? Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make its nest on high? Job 39:26-27
Many people throughout the world think that they are really in control because of their wisdom and authority that has been given to them by other people. On the outside it appears that they can control nearly everything within their reach. Thousands of people bend to their desires, giving blind obedience to certain leaders. No matter how much authority some have, there are some things that no one can really control either by their wisdom nor their strength.
God continues to question Job and asked him if the hawk flies by his wisdom or the eagle mounts up at his command.
Watching nature is an amazing thing to see. Birds work at finding their own food, build their nests, fly south for the winter and fly north for the summer. Birds are just one of the many different animals in nature that do amazing things with no human control or direct leadership control. Overall, no human can cause animals to do something on command.
Behind the scenes of nature, it is God who is in control and gives the animals wisdom and direction. This is not done with just a few animals, but with every animal, thousands upon thousands of animals, all over the entire world, all at once.
The world does not believe in God being behind the scene controlling everything, but believers can know the truth. Instead of trying to control absolutely everything in their lives, believers can put their trust in God. If God can guide the animals correctly, who are here today and gone tomorrow, He can definitely control what is going on in the life of each believer.
As you go through your days, take some time to look at nature and how God is in control. What are the animals doing that takes the wisdom and direction of God to accomplish?
Now that you see what God is doing in nature, stop and think about what God can and is doing in your own life. It may look rough and difficult with no rhyme or reason, but God is directing your steps. It is God who has the best wisdom, power and authority to deal with every situation in your life in the best way possible.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s control in nature; that you will trust God’s control in your life; that you will see God’s wisdom in your life; and that you will give God complete control of your life.
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Job 28:28 Finding True Wisdom
And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.’ Job 28:28
Wisdom is something that people desire. Certain people are revered for what appears to be great wisdom. Those few people seem to have great insight and can talk about great things that many cannot even begin to comprehend. Yet, for the majority of people wisdom seems to be just out of reach and something very vague and mysterious. Many cannot describe what wisdom really is, though it is sought after by reading many books.
Job had just asked where wisdom may be found. He says that it is found in the fear of the Lord and that fleeing from evil is understanding.
The world says that seeking self-pleasure is the greatest thing on the earth. It is the goal of life to be happy and satisfied with all that one wants or desires. According to the world it is wisdom to allow anyone to do whatever is desired as long as it does not harm anyone else. Sin is not even a concept to the world and so it is promoted as good for a person.
Although sin appears to be fun and good in the moment, in the end it brings about death. Selfish desires appear to be safe and not harming, but most often it will also bring about death.
True wisdom can only be found in God. He is the only One who has been around since the beginning and knows what is best for each and every individual. He knows how to live life fully with no death in the end. He has also made a way for a person to live for eternity.
Putting one’s trust in God and fearing or respecting His commands is true wisdom. That will cause one to flee sin and live a full wise life.
If you are like most people, you desire to have more wisdom to deal with things in your life. You want to make the best choices in every situation in your life and live life the fullest.
Begin by giving your life over to God. Repent of any sins against God and begin to follow Him and flee sin and evil. Do not get caught up in the evil ways of this fallen world that is heading for death and destruction. That is the truest and greatest wisdom you can attain.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will obey all of God’s commands to you; that you will respect the commands of God in your life; that you will give God complete control of your life; and that God will give you strength to flee all evil and sin.
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