A Note from Our Pastor:
“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”Ephesians 1:15-17
Good Morning Dearly Beloved,
The Apostle, having concluded his opening thoughts about the security of our salvation, is going to address our discipleship in Christ Jesus. He tells his readers that he was consistently praying on their behalf and giving thanksgiving for them. What a blessed comfort that must have been to those that received this epistle.
In verse seventeen, he says that he is praying for a particular gift from God the Father to them. He is praying for the spirit of wisdom within them. This spirit being given by the Holy Spirit as he works within the disciple but grown through our own actions and works.
Wisdom is something we gather; something to be sought. We cannot expect to consume information and formulate wisdom. Wisdom is gleaned through prayer, study, and interaction.
Notice though that the Apostle prayers for wisdom and then revelation. When it comes to understanding the things of God, revelation in the scriptures is of little use without also having the wisdom to rightly divide that truth and apply it to our daily walk.
The demand for wisdom with the world we face has never been greater for the disciple of Christ. But we cannot expect wisdom to come overnight. Let us follow the Apostle’s example and prayer that the Holy Spirit would grant us a measure of wisdom. Then let us sow the seeds of study, meditation, prayer, and listening to the gospel that we might harvest a bountiful measure of wisdom in our walk.
Our Prayers are with you daily,