The ways of the Lord may seem mysterious, but we can also agree they are Mighty. The Psalm mentions how He is the Maker, sets the prisoner free, and how He remains faithful forever. Then Isaiah talks about what the Lord will do to the world while also lighting up dark places and making rough places smooth.
Lastly, we have Colossians: “For this reason…we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with knowledge of His will through wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives” (v. 9). When Paul was writing to the Colossians, He knew God’s ways were mysterious. He understood that the early Church was messy and that Christ fulfilled the prophecy of Messiah in a way that the Hebrew people weren’t quite expecting.
So he prayed they’d have wisdom. In Proverbs 1 Wisdom is referred to as a woman calling out in the street. She cries out that she is waiting for them, ready to offer wisdom to those who seek it, but instead people ignore her.
And isn’t that still like today? We choose to ignore wisdom, passing her in a rush of Fake News and crazed panics.
So Paul is intentional in mentioning that he is praying for this church to have wisdom.
When was the last time you prayed for wisdom? When was the last time you asked God to show you His heart? Or asked Him to help align your will with His? We can do as many Bible studies as we want, but without relationship with Christ our King I’m not sure we’re going to move much farther in our Christian walk than reading stories of greatness.
Don’t you want your life to become one of those stories?
Pray, seek out answers, ask for help. Stay in communication with God the Father.