Wisdom from Our Heavenly Father
Does it seem like the world is falling apart? I’m guessing many will answer with an emphatic “YES!” A southern border which has all but disappeared, unchecked crime waves in large cities, federal leaders recklessly spending the country into financial oblivion, men thinking they belong in women’s locker rooms, and open ridicule of our Christian beliefs. The list goes on.
Long ago Isaiah saw the same in his world when he said, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (5:20)! Everything seemed upside down. But Isaiah didn’t stop with identifying the “woe.” He nails the cause: “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight” (5:21)! That cause continues today.
As Christians, how should we respond? Put our head in the sand? No! God has placed each one of us in a place of influence—our workplace, family, school, friend circle, or as in my case, in the political realm. God has put us where we are “for such a time as this” (Esth 4:14). Instead of of running for the hills, we need to seek God’s wisdom, like James instructs us: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (Jas 1:5). Be faithful in the circumstances that God has placed you, and daily ask God the Father for wisdom in how He can use us be His light in these troubling days.
Chris Nelson, Member