‘Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.’
When you trust in yourself and just your abilities, you are being foolish. However if you let Divine Wisdom guide your steps, you are safe.
What is Divine Wisdom? Job 28: 28 says the Fear of the LORD is Wisdom. To shun evil is understanding. How do we fear Awesome JEHOVAH GOD? We fear GOD by loving HIM with the whole of our bodies, hearts, souls and minds (Mark 12: 30-31). And by loving our neighbours as much as we love ourselves (Matthew 22: 39). How do we prove our love for GOD? We prove our love for GOD by obeying HIS Commandments (John 14: 15). Thus, fearing Awesome JEHOVAH GOD boils down to this: Obeying GOD and Putting HIS Interests FIRST.
Obedience means doing everything GOD says you should do. Exactly as HE says you should do it. When HE says you should it. Promptly. Joyfully and cheerfully. Putting GOD’s Interests first means putting Kingdom Needs at the top of your daily to-do list. Taking care of GOD’s Interests ahead of yours. Using ALL your resources to further the interests GOD’s Kingdom while believing HIM to take care of your own interests.
Battles of life are not to be fought alone. You need GOD. Period. You need Divine Wisdom. Divine Wisdom comes through the HOLY SPIRIT. The Spirit of Divine Wisdom is an aspect of the HOLY SPIRIT’s Awesome Personality (Isaiah 11: 2). If we lack Divine Wisdom, we can ask Awesome HOLY SPIRIT, and HE will give us without reservation (James 1: 5). When David was faced with a dire situation: all the wives and property of him and his men had been carted away by the enemy- he asked GOD what he should do. GOD gave him the divine Wisdom to pursue the enemy and get what belongs to him and his men. Rather than cry like a coward, and just stand there doing nothing (1 Samuel 30: 1-8; 16-20). Furthermore, David was captured. He had to escape. He behaved like he was crazy. Which led to his captors sending him back home. That was Divine Wisdom. He didn’t be a coward and cry. Or be heroic and challenge his captors. He figured a way out to get of his imprisonment by Divine Wisdom and it worked (1 Samuel 21: 1-15) What about when the enemy came against Judah? Judah was unprepared. The enemy outnumbered them. Several kings and people had come to fight them. They did not know what to do. Then, the HOLY SPIRIT came upon Jahaziel, and encouraged the people. And told them the battle is not theirs, but GOD’s. Then, by Divine Wisdom, the Levites came and started praising Awesome JEHOVAH GOD. Jehoshaphat even appointed men to praise Awesome JEHOVAH GOD on battle day. And as they began to sing and praise, the LORD sent ambushes against the enemy troops, and they helped in destroying one another! Praise GOD!!!!!!!!!! Thus, to win battles of life, WE NEED DIVINE WISDOM.
Moreover Divine Wisdom globally announces you. King Solomon was reputed to be the wisest man in the Bible. He wrote over 3000 proverbs and is the richest earthly king of all time. Why? He had Divine Wisdom. Thus, men & women of repute from all parts of the world came to hear of his great wisdom (like the Queen of Sheba). The point is Divine Wisdom globally announced King Solomon.
Prayer: LORD, help me to trust in YOU totally and completely, without reservation. Help me LORD to give you the number 1 spot in my life. Amen.