This is the second week in our summer soul care! The scripture is James 1:2-5 and the theme this week is wisdom.
I read somewhere, “knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” Somehow wisdom seems a bit deeper than what goes in your fruit salad. This feels more like common sense to me. Common sense is one thing…but wisdom…there is nothing common about wisdom.
Wisdom is not common and I don’t think you’re born with wisdom. I think it is something earned over the course of time. Whether through experience or by the grace of God, it is something uncommon and highly sought after. But, seeking wisdom is more than just compiling knowledge. James 1:2-5 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
According to The Word of God seeking wisdom is about asking God for it. And, as I read this scripture a light bulb went on for me.
When I face things in life my response is perseverance and prayer…asking God for wisdom in the midst of whatever is going on. This scripture tells me if I ask God, His wisdom is at my disposal.
So, while the ingredients of my fruit salad may be determined by common sense. One of the ingredients to a life filled with wisdom is prayer. Fruit salad and wisdom, who would have known we could have learned about one from the other?