Wisdom from God

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 41:25-57, 45:4-8 (day one)
“Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.”  (v 39)  “So heavenly-minded that they are of no earthly good” is an accusation frequently hurled at believers.  It isn’t true.  Not always.  Joseph is an example of a man who has both spiritual insight and practical wisdom.  Able to interpret Pharaoh’s dream.  Able also to recommend positive steps to prepare for the coming famine.  Practical.  Bottom-line-wise.  Notice Pharaoh’s words.  “No one is as discerning (able to see the truth) or wise (knows what to do with the truth that is seen)”.  As followers of Christ, we are to see invisible things with spiritual eyes.  We are also to be very practical as we deal with material realities.  Budgets, health care, leadership strategies, timely communication. . .none of these are contrary to a spiritual life.  “Select from among you, brethren, seven men. . .full of the Spirit AND wisdom.”  (Acts 6:3)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. “O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols?
    It is I who answer and look after you.
    I am like a luxuriant cypress;
    From Me comes your fruit.
    Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
    Whoever is discerning, let him know them.
    For the ways of the Lord are right,
    And the righteous will walk in them,
    But transgressors will stumble in them.”
    (Hosea 14:8-9)

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