Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, March 26
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIFE: WISDOM 101
It’s called life; yes, and we are meant to live! Jesus came, not to take us out of the world but to enable us live a wonderful life here, first, until we can no longer be here. We are citizens of heaven; not of the world; but living here in the world now!
We have acquired degrees, we have learnt a lot in schools and in seminars, but what a lot of us haven’t done is learn how to succeed at living here in the world. So we keep making mistakes, we keep making losses, we keep getting hurt, we don’t respond appropriately to the challenges that confront us, we don’t know how to make use of the wonderful heavenly graces that were freely given to us by God!
What we need is the wisdom of God! Don’t you understand? The world in which we live was founded by wisdom (Proverbs 3:19)! Therefore you cannot truly succeed without it! If you ever needed a manual for life, it’s wisdom! Proverbs 3:13, 16-17 NLT says, “Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.” Wow!
A day without wisdom is a dark day! But I thank God! For in Christ lies all the treasures of wisdom! What you need is not less of Christ, but more and more of Him! He is Wisdom! When He spoke they marvelled, saying, “What wisdom is this?” When you truly discover Jesus in you, you quit looking for secrets to prosper, succeed and to be happy, because He’s all you need! Hallelujah!