Learning by Guidance

A Daily Devotional with David Olatona – LEARNING BY GUIDANCE

Main Text: Proverbs 1:1-33

Watchword: And a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels – Proverbs 1: 5b

When we hear and learn we will also gain understanding and wisdom. We hear and are able to distinguish the difference between things – between choices and outcomes. We understand the truth – and can apply the truth to every situation of our lives.(John 8:32) In doing this we acquire the counsel of wisdom from God. The Lord makes Himself known to us – and knowing Him makes all the difference in the world.

We are gaining a greater insight and ability to make godly choices in life through the truth we have gathered. If we constantly follow what God is saying to us in His Word in every circumstances of our lives, and through the godly counsel of others, we will increase in our ability to discern and see things as God sees them. This will do wonderful things in helping us make good choices over the course of our lives.

The ideal motivation of seeking wisdom is not to obtaining it for ourselves alone, but attaining a position where we can guide others too. A man of understanding will desire to be instructed by someone who has already experienced the same thing they are going through because wise counsels can save many mistakes. A wise believer will have a practical knowledge on how to think and do things better.

Oh Lord give me the grace to accept Your wisdom even when it means discipline, inconvenience or sacrifice for me.

Holy Spirit divine, reveal to me places in my life where I need to make a more-intentional effort to seek Your wisdom and to then follow it. Amen.

Additional Reading
Proverbs 14:6

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