Wisdom and Revelation

“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 1:17)

Wisdom and revelation, that is exactly what we need today. Life is a series of decisions, big and small, and making the right choices is crucial to staying in the center of God’s will. We accumulate wisdom slowly and sometimes painfully, by learning from our mistakes and from the wrong choices of others. But God is offering to give us a spirit of wisdom, something that will show us the right path ahead of time, before we plunge off in the wrong direction. Just think of all the heartache that will avoid!

He also makes available to us a spirit of revelation, letting us see things we would miss if we were only relying on our human capacity. Hidden motives, wrong attitudes, dangerous desires… not just in others, but in ourselves. Revelation takes the blinders off and lets us see things as they really are and not as they appear on the surface. Life goes much more smoothly when we allow God to give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation, through the knowledge of him. As we get closer to God, we see more like He sees.

Prayer: Jesus, You see all things and You know all things. Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation today, so that I don’t wander down the wrong path and waste the precious time You have given me.

Devotion by Liane Grant


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