The Truth Life: Do You Seek Godly Wisdom in the Affairs of Life?


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Do You Seek Godly Wisdom in the Affairs of Life?

Learning How to Garner Wisdom from All You Go Through

by Veritas Vita 777


“Father, in the name of Jesus, I look carefully to how I walk! I live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as unwise and witless, but as a wise—sensible, intelligent person; making the very most of my time—buying up every opportunity. Amen” – Germaine Copeland


This is a great prayer from Germain Copeland in the book Prayers that Avail Much. It’s based off the Scripture found in Ephesians 5:15-21.


15 See then that you walk [a]circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of [b]God. (Eph. 5:15-21, NKJV)

This Scripture is encouraging believers to walk with purpose in life. One of the important purposes of the Christian’s life is to walk circumspectly where you take the time to think before you speak or act. You seek to avoid undesirable influences in your life – whether from unbelievers, on social media, on TV, or other areas in this fallen world.


It's vital that you seek godly wisdom in the affairs of your life.


2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:2-8, NKJV)

This passage from James 1:2-8 shares that if you lack wisdom, you should ask of God. James wrote that God gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Now, God might not necessarily give you wisdom on how to get out of trouble in life (i.e., you got yourself into a mess). However, He will give you insight on how you can learn from those difficulties. He won’t always give you details on how to avoid times of testing. But He will give you wisdom on how to gain a new perspective on growing through those trials.


If you genuinely want to gain true wisdom in life, that will start with a definitive reverence for God.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. (Psalm 111:10, NKJV)

Open your heart today to trust that God has a plan for you. Obviously, you won’t have all the answers in life. However, God will guide and direct your path. Begin your search for wisdom with cultivating reverence for God.



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“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10 ~ God is good. He has a plan. He is in control.

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