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Keller: Wisdom is our greatest gift

Many people who attend church, go to Bible studies and read the Bible are missing the most important gift from God — wisdom.

People are fascinated with the stories in the Bible and love the history of the Old and New Testaments.

The problem is to many it’s a history book and not a life-changing experience.

Ephesians 1: 7 reads, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

Wisdom gives us knowledge and understanding of what we read in the Bible. With wisdom you have skilled living – seeing life from God’s point of view and responding accordingly to scriptural principles.

Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord.

That means reverence and respect for God because He is awesome and holy. The fear of God dispels all other fears.

When Solomon succeeded his father, David, on the throne of Israel, he went one day to the holy place Gibeon to offer sacrifices to the Lord.

Solomon was overwhelmed with the responsibility he had as king and while in Gibeon, God appeared to him in a dream and asked Solomon what he desired.

Solomon answered, “God, as your servant, I wish for wisdom.”

Because Solomon did not selfishly ask for a long life and riches for himself, God gave him riches and honor.

I think the most important thing we can pray for as Christians is wisdom, which God promises to give us liberally.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084; call 985-652-8477 or e-mail hkeller@comcast.net.