Power is Deceptive; Wisdom Brings Salvation! 2
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” Proverbs 9:10
Power is deceptive. It can make you think you’re invincible when in reality, it’s just a tool. Likewise, it can make people do things they would never consider doing otherwise. In the hands of the wrong person, it can be deadly. But wisdom brings salvation. With wisdom, people can use their power for good instead of evil. Wisdom allows them to see the real consequences of their actions and make the right decisions. That’s why Proverbs 14:8 says, “The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools deceives them.”
It is the wisdom of God that allows us to overcome the power of sin and death. The wisdom of God is greater than the wisdom of humankind. In the beginning, God created man and woman. He created them in His image (Genesis 1:26). However, when He realized that man and woman He created can abuse each other, God gave us the Ten Commandments. They are his way of protecting us from ourselves. In them, he forbids us to worship false gods, lie and steal, commit adultery and murder because He wants us to be peaceful with each other and not violent.
Romans 11:33 says, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”
That’s why God loves those who ask for wisdom instead of Power because God loves wisdom above power. He knows wisdom brings salvation, while power alone can lead to destruction. That’s James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” When we don’t have a wise heart, the devil can take advantage of us. Therefore, ask God to give you more wisdom instead of power. “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
The application of God’s wisdom help reduce evil. We can find peace and joy through God’s wisdom in our lives. It is a great blessing when we apply the wisdom of God in our lives instead of applying forces. Remember, power is deceptive. It often promises much but delivers little. Wisdom, on the other hand, is a great blessing. When we apply the wisdom of God in our lives instead of applying forces, we find true happiness and peace in Jesus’ name. Amen. Proverbs 16:16 says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.”
1. Oh Lord, grant me wisdom from above so that my heart can discern your will in Jesus’ name.
2. O Lord, arise and deliver me from this prison of ignorance now in Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. Luke 21:15: I pray, may the Lord give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict in Jesus’ name. Amen.