James 1: 5-8
If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being double-minded and unstable in every way, must not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
I know I could use some wisdom right now, how about you? We are almost one third of the way through November and I am starting to plan the Advent and Christmas seasons. And that will take lots of wisdom.
This is one of those passages that we all need to read more frequently. Asking for wisdom is a good thing to do – but look at what James says, “ask in faith, never doubting”. And as I said in the sermon yesterday, doubt is the greatest tool Satan has. When the seeds of doubt are planted, mayhem results.
So as a new week begins, as the nation continues to struggle with the pandemic and division over the election, let us all faithfully ask for wisdom.
And believe God will grant it.