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Simple Wisdom…

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Psalm 19:7-14: …. making wise the simple; the statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Making wise the simple: in Sudan education is the hope. The nation is not founded on Christian principles so people put all their hope into overcoming poverty but getting an education and then a good job. We know better…

Jesusjust wants a surrendered heart and ANY of us can do that! As you study the scriptures you see the men and women God chose:
o   Gideon  – coward
o   Elisha – farmer
o   David – Shepard
o   Nehemiah – cupbearer
o   Peter, James & John –fishermen
o   Esther – orphaned girl
o   Mary Magdalene – demon-possessed woman
o   Priscilla & Aquilla– tent makers

Remember 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, mark it down and read it over later. God is not looking for the woman with the best resume and qualifications to fulfill His will.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. ~ 2 Chronicles 16:9

To God:
     Availability is worth more than aptitude
            Smarts and skills are surpassed by true surrender

Jesuswants your love and loyalty more than your quickness and qualifications.

You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts. ~ Psalm 119:98-100

Whatdo you need wisdom or understanding for today?

·         James 1:5: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (ESV)
·         I have learned to pray for everything (Philippians 4:6-7), my keys, passwords I have forgotten, wisdom as I counsel, word pictures as I teach, and even protection from corrupt leaders.



Be teachable, expect God to speak, go to the Word with confidence and watch what He does

For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Nothing in all creation can hide from him. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done. ~ Hebrews 4:12-13

Please Read Proverbs 2-4 also…