First, I apologize for the tardy posting. I just don’t know where time goes, lately.
Psalm 67. Proverbs 2:6-8. ACTS 16:1-8
“For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6 NLT
Now that I’m older and wiser…with age comes wisdom…(s)he’s a wise, old soul… Sayings about wisdom that we hear and accept to be true. But does being older make one wiser? In studying our lectionary readings for today, I was compelled to notice two points that scripture makes: God grants wisdom, not years on the plantet; and the Holy Spirit speaks to those who are listening and directs and leads them.
If we listen to the words of God, if we seek to understand Him and listen with our hearts and minds open to Him, he grants wisdom. When we have been given wisdom, we can better hear and sense the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives, like Paul and Timothy did when “the Holy Spirit had prevented them from preaching in Asia at that time,” Acts 16:6.
My prayer is that God will grant me HIS wisdom and my steps with be guided by the leading of the Holy Spirit.