James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him.
WISDOM=sophia in the greek and means wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence.
Wisdom comes from God above. It is a "gift" from God to all who ask for it. Our God is a generous God.
In this text, the Christians James wrote to are the 12 tribes of Israel that are scattered abroad. They are under great persecution for their faith in Christ.
James, in this text informs Israel that the wisdom they need is the wisdom of God that will allow them to endure with joy, the painful trials that they are currently experiencing. Not joy that they are suffering, but joy even in the midst of suffering.
We are reminded in scripture that the testing of our faith produces patience. The wisdom of God helps us to be patient in long suffering because if we are not patient with the help of God's Holy Spirit, we will give up and quit the christian race and miss heaven.
Often, we as God people lack wisdom in how to deal with life's test and trials. God wants to help us in this area, but we have to go to Him and admit that we need His help.
God wants us to endure suffering with a joyful spirit. Yes, I know that makes no sense, but that is what He desires for us.
James puts it this way in vs#1-2 of this text: My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations, 3 knowing that the trying of your faith develops patience.
Trial and test causes our inward man to be developed. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 For this reason we do not lose heart: Even though our outward man is perishing, yet our inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 Our light affliction, which lasts but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Are you in need of God's wisdom on today in the midst of your fiery trials? If you answered "yes" to this question all you have to do is ask for it and God will grant it to you.
As humans, we always want to believe that we need no help from God and that we can do it on our own and go it alone, but that is not the way of God's wisdom. That is not the mindset to have nor the way to endure hardship and be sustained on this christian journey that is guaranteed to bring persecution.
To receive our much needed help from God we must first admit that we need God's help, let go of our pride and humble ourselves under the Mighty Hands of God and He will grant us that which we desperately stand in need of to continue to run this christian race.
Proverbs 1:7-The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 4:7-Wisdom is principal; therefore get wisdom. And with all your getting, get understanding.
People of God, in order for the wisdom of God to be effective in our lives, we must daily apply it by being obedient to it.
Peope of God, if we endure hardship with the wisdom of God, we get the testimony and God gets the glory out of our lives.
In need of "Divine" Wisdom on today? Ask God who gives freely to all that ask Him.