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Psalm 111:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise.”

For months now we have been bombarded with information about the Corona Virus.  Everyone from experts in the field, to people who know nothing about it, are giving their opinions.  But no one knows for sure what this virus is going to do or not do…for the name “Novel” Corona Virus tells it all.  It is a new, unfamiliar, and unknown viral type that has the world scrambling to figure it out.  But until they do, we’ll be inundated with information…good, bad, and indifferent.  So how can we then make sense of all this information?  How can we discern what’s true and what’s false?  We have only to look at this verse…for man can give us knowledge/information, but only God can give us wisdom.  That’s because all wisdom has its source in God and He is the Giver of all wisdom. (Proverbs 2:6)   And when we lack wisdom, all we have to do is ask and He will give it generously. (James 1:5)   In the months ahead, I feel wisdom is going to become paramount in our decision making.

I Kings 4:29 ” God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”

God gave Solomon a wise and discerning heart…a heart full of prudence and plain old common sense.  I love the word prudence!  To many it’s rather an old fashion word…but the meaning is very basic – good sense.  Years back, a Doctor nicknamed me Prudence for how I conducted myself and worked with patients, and I took it as a compliment!  During these difficult times we can all use wisdom, insight, and understanding from the Lord, and the good news is He’s willing to give it to us, for in James 1:5 it tells us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, Who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

Job 28:12 ” But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell? “

To answer the “where” in both questions above…it’s God who is the source of all wisdom and ability.  And He is more than eager to impart His wisdom and understanding to us when we ask.  For it tells us in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks  wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to him.”  Maybe, like me, you’ve at one time been in a training session of difficult material, so you ask a question of clarification only to be rebuked by the leader…makes you not want to ask anymore questions, right?  But God’s not that way…He wants us to ask for discernment and insight when we’re struggling.  And it says that He will not only give it freely but won’t make fun of us for asking.