Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning

As we work on memorizing the prayer of praise that Daniel gave out to the Lord in the middle of the night, as soon as he received the answer to the ceaseless prayers and pleas, I can't help but think how surprising this two verses are:  "He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning."  I wonder, why would He give more wisdom to those who already are wise? or more knowledge to those who are already blessed by a discerning spirit?  And I believe that the answer rests on the fact that our God is a generous God.  His mercy, compassion, love and riches are infinite and He rejoices in giving them to us, His priced possession, and He gives them to us to the fullest.  As we read in John 10:10:  "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."  All good things come from the Lord and He wants to give us more of it each day.  He "reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness" and He allows us to know it also.  His riches are there for the asking.  What an extraordinary thought.  If we ask Him to reveal Himself to us, He does!  And who would ask for that?  The wise and the discerning.  Like King Solomon; we should remember to ask for the Lord to bless us with His wisdom; which we already have if we are wise enough to ask for more of it.

"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!"  Romans 11:33

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