Thursday, February 26, 2015

Words of Wisdom

People go through struggles and sometimes I feel like I simply don’t know what to say.   

And you know what?  That is ok!

Sometimes it is best not to say anything.  Sometimes when we speak out of our own thoughts it comes out wrong and it doesn’t accomplish what we want.   

But there are times we can speak the perfect thing to comfort someone.  So how do we know when and what to say?  

It is simple!  We learn what to say when by staying connected with God. 

“The Sovereign Lord has given me His words for wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakes me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 50:4

Our verse today says that it is the Lord that gives us His words for wisdom.  What are these words?  They are His Words found written in His word the Bible. They are the words that guide us and our voices into action when needed.

I have a very special friend that has taught me so much about God’s word and one thing in particular is the two words found in this verse…”so that”.

Those two words are a purpose clause.  This clause is the connecting words that tell you why the former statement was made.  In other words, the meaning for what purpose that statement was given to us.  In this case it is for us to know how to comfort the weary.  

Isaiah tells us that God’s words give us the wisdom to comfort, to speak and even to know when to stay quiet. 

I love that Isaiah also tells us that morning by morning when we open His word and God also opens our understanding to His will.  It is a daily process and one that will impart valuable wisdom into our daily lives.

Are you gleaning His wisdom daily? 
Are you learning how to comfort the weary through His power?

Please share what God is teaching you as you open His Words and He opens your understanding.